Daily Israel Report

Islamic State Planning to Use Drones to Attack Israel

A member of the Islamic State tweets that the organization will soon use unmanned drones to attack Israel.
By Dalit Halevi
First Publish: 8/26/2014, 6:14 AM

Small pilotless drone (illustration)
Small pilotless drone (illustration)
Reuters

A member of the Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS) has threatened that the organization would soon use unmanned drones to attack Israel.

The IS member, a Canadian who left his country to fight alongside the IS in the areas of Iraq and Syria it declared to be an Islamic Caliphate, claimed on Twitter that the group was developing these drones and that they would be unveiled in the near future.

He further said that engineers who studied in the West are working on the drones.

IS, he wrote, is expected to make use of these drones to attack targets in Baghdad, Kurdistan, Syria, "occupied Palestine" and the United States.

He added that the drones used to attack targets in the United States would be launched from Mexico.

Other activists of the Islamic state recently repeated the message that the group would soon carry out attacks against targets in the United States and Europe.

It is already known that the IS has a presence in Gaza. Two Gazan terrorists recently eliminated in an Israeli Air Force (IAF) precision strike were members of a jihadist terrorist cell linked to the the group.