Islamic State uses drones to coordinate fighting at the Baiji oil refinery

In a newly released video showing the Islamic State’s assault on the Baiji oil refinery complex, several scenes depict the jihadist group using unmanned aerial vehicles for reconnaissance and battlefield coordination.

The use of drones allowed the Islamic State to gather intelligence to be used by commanders for command and control purposes, as well as act as spotters for artillery pieces.

In addition to the scenes showing the use of the drones, other footage features several Islamic State commanders in an “operations control room” directing the fighting at the refinery.

It is unclear what kind of unmanned aerial vehicles were employed by the group…

More pix at link. They are also releasing photos showing the use of child soldiers at Baiji:

unnamed-3A young Islamic State fighter firing a howitzer during the fighting at the Baiji oil refinery

Latest news: Iraqi forces retake most of Baiji refinery from Islamic State

  • Dave

    We are told that there are satellites up there that can read license plates. If this is true, why the frack aren’t they being used to target and destroy isis/isil/is or what ever the sand apes want to be called this week?
    Oh yeah, obumphuk. How silly of me.

    • Good Question.

    • Frau Katze

      No idea. They say they have killed a lot of them.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Obama doesn’t know what victory is.

      • Raymond Cameron

        He knows what victory is; the problem is that he wants it for the ennemies of the USA.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    ISIS doesn’t give two shits about those kids.
    Just more people to be made martyrs in the Islamic tradition.

  • mauser 98

    drone or call it R/C airplane with camera

  • cmh

    now if they could just hit the oval office….