The British intelligence agency MI5 has announced that it has evidence that ISIS is planning to use toy drones costing as little as £100 to bomb major events including soccer matches, music festivals and fairs.
Officials have said that ISIS is already testing how much these drones can carry and are mounting cameras to them so they can capture the bloodbath on film and spread it as propaganda. It is clear ISIS is looking for a new 9/11.
A counter-terrorism source told the British publication The Daily Express:
“Islamist plotters have been trying to launch a drone-borne bomb attack for some time, as these machines are getting more hi-tech every year. 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.”
Drones dropping explosives on a crowded area could have a devastating impact and with hundreds of thousands of drones capable of the job being sold every year, the supply is readily available. That’s not to mention ISIS’ obsession it has already with military style drones.
Colonel Richard Kemp, a terrorism expert, told the British publication The Mirror:
“There is a genuine threat from Islamists wishing to deliver high explosives by drone to crowded areas. The effects could be devastating.”
From the Daily Express:
Terrorists want to use the unmanned machines – available for as little as £100 on the high street – to drop explosives on large crowds at popular sporting and cultural gatherings.
Defence chiefs fear they could launch a multi-drone attack carrying several bombs, even using airborne cameras to film the bloody carnage below for twisted propaganda videos.
Senior MI5 figures believed that Isis has already tested how much plastic explosive the flying machines can carry, getting as far as experimenting with detonation devices.
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