The leadership of ISIS are reportedly planning a new wave of terrorism, this time in Syria, involving using aircraft as weapons in suicide missions, the Free Beacon reports.
The terrorist group that occupies large areas of Iraq and Syria has two Russian-made Sukhoi aircraft and three Russian helicopters that it plans to use in the attacks, according to a recent report in a London-based Arabic language news outlet.
The Oct. 22 report in Al Arabi Al Jadid quoted a high-ranking officer in Baghdad assigned to the command of the international military coalition in Iraq as saying the aircraft were obtained during Islamic State military operations in Syria and Iraq.
They have been posting terrorist “help wanted” ads on social media seeking aviation mechanics who can repair and fly the aircraft to be used in kamikaze attacks on coalition forces in the region.
Planes are not the only left-overs ISIS has at their disposal.
A report by the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command intelligence support activity states that the Islamic State arsenal includes many captured Iraqi weapons, including tanks, armored vehicles, Humvees, shoulder-fired missiles, artillery, and gunboats. It is also believed to have Scud missiles, according to the report.
The group has also obtained unmanned aerial vehicles that it is using for military reconnaissance, the report said.
There is no end of terrors and horrors that the Islamic terrorists in the Middle East wish to unleash on the world and on free nations in particular, though their ability to undertake some tasks may be limited (for now). But there are many they have already unleashed, and there will be more in the days, weeks, months, and maybe years ahead.
We can only hope that by this time next year, we’ll have a White House more prepared, and more willing, to do something.