Anbar: The Iraqi army has shot down a surveillance drone operated by the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group in the west of the crisis-stricken country. Citing a statement released by Iraq’s Federal Police Command, the Iraqi News online newspaper reported the army downed it near the area of Krishan, east of Anbar’s provincial capital city of Ramadi, on Friday.
According to the statement, the drone was used “to monitor and photograph military units deployed in the region.”
It is not the first time Iraqi forces mange to shoot down an ISIL drone. Last Saturday, they also brought down another spy drone west of Ramadi. And in July 19, an Israeli-manufactured ISIL-operated surveillance drone was shot down by the Iraqi army in the vicinity of Fallujah, a city located east of Ramadi.
Earlier in the day, the army also killed eight ISIL terrorists in the area of Burwana in Haditha district, 160 kilometers west of Ramadi.
The northern and western parts of Iraq have been plagued by gruesome violence since ISIL terrorists began their campaign of terror in the country in June 2014.