On 21 February, the Combating Terrorism Center was quoted in an article by The Washington Post about the use of weaponized drones by the Islamic State. Written by Joby Warrick, the Post article cited analysis by CTC Director of Strategic Initiatives Don Rassler, CTC research associate Muhammad al-`Ubaydi, and Belfer Center international security fellow Vera Mironova. In their Perspectives piece, the authors reviewed and provided context for 21 internal Islamic State documents about the group’s drone program, which were recovered in Mosul, Iraq, and provided to the CTC by Mironova.
Read the Washington Post article here.
Read the CTC’s drones analysis and view the captured documents here.