Iraqi Forces Seize ISís Drone Factory

Advancing into the remaining areas under the control of Islamic State (IS) in western Mosul, the Iraqi government forces seized on Sunday a factory where the jihadists had used to develop weaponized drones.

In an official statement, Iraqís Defence Ministry said that the facility, located in Mosulís Shifa neighbourhood, has been seized with the help of civilians in the area.

The Iraqi forces have found drones, high-quality recording cameras, powerful engines and others used by the jihadists.

The extremist group has on various occasions used drones to attack the Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi forces, for which the Kurdish officials warned about the group's capacity to develop surveillance drones to attack unmanned planes.