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US military: Drone operated by ISIS destroyed in recent airstrike

The US military says an ISIS-controlled drone was reportedly destroyed by an airstrike

By: Michael Hatamoto from Mar 21, 2015 @ 13:36 CDT

An airstrike conducted on March 17 reportedly destroyed a drone being used by ISIS militants outside of Fallujah, Iraq, according to the US military. The so-called "model airplane" was not sophisticated, US military officials confirm.

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It's unknown what the extremist group was using the drone for, but it was likely involved in conducting reconnaissance in the immediate area - and It's unknown how many drones the group may have.

"We observed it flying for approximately 20 minutes," said Army Col. Steve Warren, Pentagon spokesman, in a statement to the media. "We observed it land. We observed the enemy place it in the trunk of a car and we struck the car. It was a commercially available, remotely piloted aircraft, really something anyone can get."

NEWS SOURCES:militarytimes.com, pri-113a.kxcdn.com