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Drone Boomerangs Back to Kill ISIS Fighter
Killer Drone Boomerangs Back to Kill ISIS Fighter
A plan to attack Allied forces in Iraq backfired when a commercial drone outfitted with explosives by an ISIS fighter boomeranged back to kill him, reported The Sun.
Drones are programmed to fly back to their owners if they aren’t sufficiently charged, which was apparently the case in this incident.
Although the story was just released, a UK security source told The Sun that incident occurred after the battle for Mosul.
“We learned this idiot had wired up his drone with explosives but was killed when its batteries ran low and it flew home. With a weak signal for some reason it detonated over his head,” the source said. “This caused quite a laugh for us, but the drone threat is very real.”
Drones have been at the forefront of battles recently, with Iranian proxies in Yemen targeting Saudi Arabian civilian airports and military targets almost daily since May 2019 with explosives-laden drones.