Photo- ISIS member holding a Chinese made FN-6
Islamic State (IS) insurgents in northern Iraq allegedly have modern anti-aircraft missile systems that can down passenger jets, according to German intelligence data obtained by a local newspaper.
At the end of last week, the German foreign intelligence agency BND reportedly briefed the country's parliament on the new threat coming from the violent IS grouping, which is believed to be in possession of Manpads, a type of portable surface-to-air systems, the Bild daily said Sunday.
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Several airlines still fly in the northern Iraq airspace, including Austrian Airlines and Qatar Airways. According to Bild, passenger planes are most vulnerable to Manpads during take-off and landing.
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