ISIS training terrorists in flight simulator in Libya
Islamic State terrorists are training to fly planes in a flight simulator to prepare for suicide missions.
The thugs are believed to be teaching would-be jihadis in the city of Sirte in Libya how to fly aircraft, according to military sources in the country.
It is believed the machine was seized from an airport in the African country after Muammar Gaddafi was deposed as leader in 2011.
“It’s a modern simulator, which may have arrived from abroad,” said a source, according to Asharq Al-Aswat.
The simulator is fitted with a steering wheel to practice taking off and landing, a radar screen and a communications device to contact the control tower.
Intelligence reports indicate ISIS leaders were boasting about the machine in October, and may now have acquired a second simulator.
The device specializes in civilian planes and is estimated to be similar in size to a small car.
A security official said the Libyan Air Force attempted to hit at least one base where the training is believed to take place several times, but the operations were so far unsuccessful.