In a January 30, 2016 communique issued by the media company of ISIS’s “Faluja Province” in Iraq, the organization takes credit for downing an American drone in the Al-Karmah region. The communiqué, posted on the jihadi forum Shumoukh Al-Islam and elsewhere, stated that “one of the [ISIS] air-defense units in the Al-Karmah region succeeded in downing an American drone using surface-to-air missiles.” A forum member commented that the craft was a RQ-7 Shadow drone, which costs $750,000.
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