An air force is not something we tend to associate with terrorist groups, but innovations being tested by ISIS against forces encroaching on Islamic State strongholds could foretell flying IEDs at the global terror level.
These aren’t high-tech warfare, but popular hobby drones that can be purchased anywhere and operated without arousing suspicion. And that’s a huge concern.
ISIS has released videos in which they’ve used drone photography to capture sweeping vistas of their attack convoys and training areas. They’ve used drones to conduct surveillance and assessments. And it’s not limited to the Islamic State. In Afghanistan, the Taliban recently revealed their own unmanned capability in a drone-filmed video of a suicide bombing.