Friday, June 5, 2015

ISIS social media post leads to U.S. airstrike in 22 hours, Air Force says


The Islamic State frequently uses social media to spread its message and garner support, but their posting can have deadly consequences.

As reported by Defense Tech, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) was able to determine the location of an ISIS headquarters building and destroy it in an air strike within 22 hours

In a speech Monday, Gen. Hawk Carlisle, head of Air Combat Command at Langley Field in Virginia, said airmen based at Hulrburt Field in Florida, with the help of the 361st Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group, found Islamic State members who were bragging about their capabilities on an Internet forum and used their posts to geolocate them Read more...

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