A makeshift ‘drone factory’ has been found in Mosul by Iraqi special forces.
BBC correspondents report the Islamic State drone factory contained many parts of commercial and shop-bought drones. These drones were then modified to suit surveillance and remote-detonation needs.
Just last week two soldiers were killed when a light commercial drone packed with explosives crashed into their position. Lately however, surveillance has played a big part in the IS deployment of drone, aiding in spotting enemy positions and hidden snipers.
This juxtaposition of seeing drones being utilized for agriculture, film and deliveries suddenly becoming death from above is a stark reminder that bad people will use good technology for evil.