Even as the ISIS is suffering embarrassing losses on the battlefield, the ISIS is still able to get state of the art weapons for its fight in the Middle East. It is now using drones to gather intelligence and information about its opponents like Russia, Iran, Syria, Iraq and Turkey. It is also being able to use these drones to drop bombs and other explosives on their enemies.
What is really surprising is how ISIS is able to procure these drones. The drones that have been seen are state of the art drones, that even other countries use currently. Intelligence officials of various countries have said that the ISIS is also able to manufacture these drones in their strongholds by using reverse engineering.
Iraqi troops fighting the ISIS have said that they are used to seeing unidentified drones, which belong to ISIS. They are easily able to shoot them down with the guns that they have. They are most worried about the ISIS’ ability to mount the explosive warhead of a Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs) on these drones. An RPG’s explosive warhead can easily destroy a tank, and can on its own cause a lot of damage to people and property.
The ISIS has seen major defeats in Syria and Iraq and has lost a lot of men in this battle. However, they still seem to have a lot of financial and military strength to fight for even longer. Current United States President Donald Trump and Russian PM Vladimir Putin have said it repeatedly that the ISIS was created and nurtured by the US in order to control the oil production and supply in the Middle eastern countries of Iraq and Syria.
The US officials are surprisingly unhappy about the Iraqi troops shooting at drones to take them down. They believe that shooting in the air is not a good thing to do. Their suggestion is to bomb the drone factories of the ISIS, which they claim to be doing. They also say advanced drone jammers must be used to fight drones. The US is being increasingly looked at with suspicion, as its intelligence agencies have been either outright wrong or have been caught giving wrong information knowingly as it did in the Iraq war.