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These pictures, posted on the Facebook page of the Kurdish YPG group  fighting in Syria, are claimed to show a small drone packed with explosives used for an attack by ISIS.  The drones have been tentatively identified as Skywalker X7 or X8, a hobby drone sold in kit form on the internet for $179. While these claims cannot be verified, they follow a year in which ISIS has used more and more drones for reconnaissance and intelligence gathering.


More details in this piece I wrote for Popular Mechanics magazine .