On July 31, 2016, the ISIS Al-Hayat Media Center released Issue 15 of its English-language magazine Dabiq, one section of which provided updates on ISIS operations within its areas of influence. One of the updates described the capture of 12 drones from "Sawah" forces, and read as follows: "Furat Wilayah - On the 24th of Ramadan, the soldiers of the Caliphate confronted a Sahwah force advancing from the American military bases in Jordan, accompanied by American air cover, towards the Caliphate's territory west of the city of Albu Kamal in Furat Wilayah. They battled them at the Hamdan airport in the area of Hizam, massacring 40 of their fighters and taking another 15 of them prisoner. They also succeeded in capturing 6 4-wheel drive vehicles, 6 trucks loaded with weapons and ammo, and 12 reconnaissance drones. The murtaddin who remained alive retreated through the desert, with the mujahidin pursuing them as they fled."
August 4, 2016
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