Islamic State-guided drone downed in Salahuddin
Pro-Iraqi government paramilitary forces downed a drone guided by Islamic State militants in Salahuddin province on Friday.
Al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) said through its media service they brought down a drone guided by the militant group in Ein al-Baida village, south of the town of Shirqat.
IS militants still pose a security threat in Salahuddin though security forces had recaptured large areas of the province since the group emerged in 2014 to proclaim an Islamic Caliphate.
Islamic State members have increasingly relied on weaponized drones in bombing civilians and security troops in Mosul, where IS has been losing ground and personnel since a security campaign launched in October to retake the city.
PMUs have been actively fighting IS in Iraq alongside the Iraqi government troops since 2014. They won official recognition as a national force that responds to the Prime Minister last November.
Source: /Iraqi News