Media Mashup

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Media Mashup: January 7, 2015

Islamic State Weapons Lab

Speaking of bad guys and weapons, new images of what is being called a “jihadi technical college” in the self-proclaimed Islamic State terror group’s de facto capital in Raqqa, Syria, shows that the group is capable of producing key components for advanced weaponry, including surface-to-air missiles.

Sky News also reported that the IS team has produced remote control cars to act as mobile bombs, complete with “drivers” — mannequins with self-regulating thermostats that produce the heat signature of humans, allowing the car bombs to evade sophisticated scanning machines that protect military and government buildings in the West.

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