The Pentagon is publicly advocating the “eradication” of ISIL in Iraq and Syria. The radical militants have made themselves imminently killable by their acts and have now attracted the eye of just the people who have the ability to destroy them. One certain system will be drones. The recent capture of equipment from the retreating Iraqi Army would at one time have provided an edge in battle. Now, they are just targets for relentless drone attacks.

General Atomic’s MQ-9 Reaper is shown here destroying captured ISIL equipment. They operate unobserved twenty-four hours a day and are capable of very accurate ordnance delivery, either Hellfire missiles or laser guided bombs.