Scary Development In Syria: ISIS Now In The Possession Of Sophisticated And Chemical Weapons
Islamic State’s military power has often been ridiculed by politicians and pundits. Israeli commentators used to talk about the SUV army when they spoke about ISIS, and President Obama recently said that Islamic State is a handful of people that is in the possession of “not wildly sophisticated weapons.”
On Tuesday, however, alarming reports were coming in of new types of sophisticated and deadly weapons that are now in the possession of ISIS.
First. Fars News in Iran reported that Iraqi forces had shot down a drone that was used by Islamic State in the area west of al-Hawesh near the city of Samarra in Iraq. The Iranian news site didn’t provide more details about the downing of the drone.
Then, there was a report by the British news site The Mirror about a new ISIS missile that was capable of bringing down an airplane. The Mirror cited activists in Syria who reported that Western defectors to ISIS with experience in engineering had “managed to successfully create the devastating weapon.”
Two ISIS terrorists from Denmark and Russia are said to have been behind the construction of what could be a crude crew-launched SAM rocket that can shoot down an airplane at an altitude of between 10,000 and 12,000 feet.