ISIS Is Using Improvised Weaponry, Some Built in “Jihadi Training Labs”

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Politics and Economics (CGU)

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Political Science


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Derived from insurgent social media, a training video obtained from the capture of an ISIS courier and provided to the British news source Sky News demonstrates that ISIS and Syrian rebels are increasingly developing improvised robotic weaponry. According to the reporting, in many instances militants are using scrap material to repair or piece together to produce a makeshift armored vehicle or alternative forms of weaponry.

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