Just yesterday we learned through different media with worldwide repercussions that the Turkish security forces, thanks to a work of several months, were able to arrest a middle-aged man named Renat bakiev, a jihadist member of Daesh or Islamic State, who was preparing an attack against a military plane located at the Incirlik air base, owned by the United States.
Based on the statement presented by the Turkish security forces in charge of this detention, it seems This jihadist would not have been arrested if there was no solid evidence against him. On the other hand, it must be recognized that the idea of being able to shoot down a fighter plane using a drone is, to say the least, peculiar and striking.
A jihadist is captured when trying to shoot down a US fighter plane with a commercial drone
To try to understand what this person could have really achieved when using a commercial drone to attack a United States Air Force plane, the Sabah newspaper has arranged an interview with a expert in this matter, same that has commented the following:
Shooting down a plane with a drone, taking into account that this terrorist could not have access to a combat drone, is almost impossible, it is the same as trying to shoot it down with a stick.
I do not think that the accusations of the Turkish special services are unfounded. I believe that this attacker was either a madman, as is often the case in extremist organizations, or he also had other plans that have not yet been disclosed.
One of the most worrying details of this investigation, at least it seems to me personally, is that the detainee was trying to attack the air base, or directly against one of its planes, just as it flew over one of the busiest areas of the same.