Iraq Army Discovers US Drone in Daesh Arms Depot near Fallujah
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iraqi troops found a US unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) belonging to Daesh terrorists near the Arab country’s strategic western city of Fallujah.
According to media reports on Friday, the drone, made by the US-based company Textron Systems, was discovered in the Iraqi city of Saqlawiyah, north of Fallujah, in a previously Daesh-held arms depot following mop-up operations by the Iraqi forces there.
Iraqi forces launched a massive military operation to take back Fallujah on May 23, 2016. During the offensive, Daesh resorted to hostage taking among the trapped civilians, using them as human shields to slow down the army advances.
In June that year, Iraqi forces managed to raise their national flag on the main government complex in Fallujah as they faced little resistance from the Daesh terrorists, who had lost their defenses there.
This was not the first time that the Iraqi government forces made such discoveries from terrorists' hideouts across the country.