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Military Drones Flood War Skies Over Syria, Iraq

When an Iraqi solider heard a buzzing sound overhead last month in Iraq’s Anbar province, he took aim and shot down what looked like a bird-sized model plane.   After studying the device, Iraq’s Ministry of Defense said it was a surveillance drone available for purchase on the Internet for less than a $1,000 that was being flown by Islamic State.  “The brave warrior ... was able to hit a spying plane belonging to the gangs of IS,” the ministry said in a Facebook post. Such...

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