Selfie outs ISIS stronghold, results in bombing

US Air Force General Hawk Carlisle recently revealed that a “selfie” taken by an ISIS militant outside a headquarters resulted in the building being bombed and destroyed, Defensetech reported.

ISIS has been known to employ social media to recruit teenagers and young adults for its cause, including South Africans and youths from “Western” countries.

Carlisle said that soldiers working out of Hurlburt Field spotted the post on social media, where the militant bragged about the command and control capabilities of Daesh, ISIL.

After some work, an airstrike was authorised and three Joint Direct Attack Munitions took the building out.

“It was a post on social media to bombs on target in less than 24 hours,” said Carlisle.

Headline image is a selfie of Abu Ahmed, a jihadist in the Tunisian Islamic State posted by David Thomson on 25 January 2015. The United States Air Force has not revealed the social media posting that resulted in the bombing.

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