Reports that US drone strikes in Afghanistan killed civilians are being investigated.
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The Iranian attack on a ship off the coast of Oman has had the effect of highlighting Iran’s use of deadly kamikaze drones.
Among the challenges that the US face in their ongoing efforts against ISIS are continuing drone and rocket attacks likely carried out by pro-Iranian militias.
Evidence shows not the creation of “killer robots,” but rather the networking of drones and other autonomous or unmanned systems.
Iran has done this before, using pro-Iranian groups in Iraq to wage an insurgency against America after the US-led 2003 invasion of Iraq.
The attack took place the same day that pro-Iranian militias, called Popular Mobilization Units, held a parade showing off their weapons in Baghdad, including drones.
Iran claimed throughout the day that the sabotage failed and caused no damage or casualties.
There are believed to have been 45 attacks this year on US forces in Iraq, and around seven of them have involved drones.
On Sunday, Iraq’s Security Media Cell said that two drones were intercepted by air defenses at al-Asad air base.