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Missiles threaten aircrews

26 Oct, 2014

Reports that ISIS is using advanced SAMs (surface-to-air missiles) in Iraq are a concern for aircrews as U.S.-led airstrikes step up. The group is reported to have used a Chinese-made shoulder-launched SAM to shoot down an Iraqi army Mi35-M attack helicopter this month, and has reportedly shot down several other helicopters during the conflict. Military official:

Based on past conflicts, [the missiles] are game changers out there.