Video Shows Russian Special Forces Use Robot to Kill ISIS Leader
Russian special forces deployed a weaponized drone to take out an ISIS warlord responsible for several deadly bombings in Russia.
Anti-terror officers used a drone equipped with machine guns to kill Rustam Aselderov, 35, and four of his henchmen at a secret compound in the North Caucasus city of Makhachkala.
In a video filmed during the raid the drone can be seen maneuvering into place before opening fire and tearing holes in the wall.
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After the machine finished its mechanical rampage soldiers secured the area, confirming that all of the targets had been neutralized in the attack.
In a statement Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said “Among the neutralized bandits was the head of the Caucasus region’s branch of the Islamic State Rustam Aselderov, and four of his close associates.”
The terrorist pledged his loyalty to the Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi back in December 2014 and Aselderov had previously fought with the local Caucasus Emirate insurgent group, taking over as leader of the Dagestan branch in 2012.
The U.S. Department of State had labelled Aselderov as a ‘foreign terrorist fighter’ and in October Russia offered a five million ruble ($66,000) reward for information on his whereabouts.