A selfie, bragging about the command and control capabilities of the Islamic State, posted on social media by a terrorist helped the US forces track and destroy its headquarters in Syria in less than 24 hours.
“These guys that are working down at Hurlburt (Florida), they were combing through social media. And they see some moron standing at this command and control capability for Daesh, ISIL,” said Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command.
Twenty-two hours after seeing the post, US warplanes went in for the kill and destroyed the building, reported CNN. “Long story short…three JDAMs (joint direct attack munitions) take the entire building out,” Carlisle said at a speech in Arlington, Virginia.A JDAM is a kit attached to a conventional bomb that converts it into a “smart” weapon, according to the US Navy. Carlisle did not give details of the type of JDAM bomb or aircraft used.