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Published On: Thu, Jul 23rd, 2015

British MI6 warns of ISIS using drones in terror attacks

A counter terror advisor to the British government has told the tabloid the Daily Mirror Islamic State terrorists plan to use drones in attacks on music festivals and football games.

“There is a genuine threat from Islamists wishing to deliver high explosives by drone to crowded areas. The effects could be devastating,” said Colonel Richard Kemp, who was the Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan in 2003.

The Mirror cites defense and senior MI6 sources who say ISIS is experimenting with toy drones and are attempting to buy commercial drones like the ones used by the military.

photo/Islamic State flag

photo/Islamic State flag

“They want the spectacular devastation of such a raid, which would cause murder and maiming in a crowd, while filming it for a sick video…ISIS is obsessed with re-creating the horror of 9/11 and believes this may be possible by launching a multi-drone attack on large numbers of people in a synchronized attack.”

Cheap drones or expensive drones are already available and drones have already been fitted with handguns or rifles that can actually fire rounds, so seeing ISIS executing this tasks is very likely and believable.

“They don’t have reusable attack drones, but I think it is just a matter of time before they jury-rig surveillance drones into flying IEDs. Basically, they could turn them into little kamikaze drones,” said Christopher Harmer, a senior naval analyst with the Middle East Security Project at the Institute for the Study of War.

In February of that year Secretary of State Colin Powell showed a picture of a small drone plane during his presentation to the U.N. Security Council.

“UAVs outfitted with spray tanks constitute an ideal method for launching a terrorist attack using biological weapons,” Powell said during his speech. “Iraq could use these small UAVs, which have a wingspan of only a few meters, to deliver biological agents to its neighbors or, if transported, to other countries, including the United States.”

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