A selfie posted online by a member of the Islamic State group just cost the terror organization a headquarters building in Syria.
Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, head of Air Combat Command, said Monday that airmen with 361st Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group at Hurlburt Field, Florida were able to turn intelligence gleaned from the terrorist’s selfie into a successful bombing run.
“The guys that were working down out of Hurlburt, they’re combing through social media and they see some moron standing at this command. And in some social media, open forum, bragging about the command and control capabilities for Daesh, ISIL. And these guys go: ‘We got an in.’ So they do some work, long story short, about 22 hours later through that very building, three [Joint Direct Attack Munitions] take that entire building out,” the general said, Military.com reported Wednesday.
Gen. Carlisle said that U.S. munitions were dropped on the Sunni radical terror group less than 24 hours after the selfie was posted.