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U.S., Coalition Forces Used Cyberattacks to Hunt Down ISIS Command Posts

U.S. and coalition forces launched cyberattacks last year to help identify and destroy several command posts of Islamic State leaders, according to the former head of the task force to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

“This is a vignette that actually played out during and after the battle of Mosul and after the battle of Raqqa,” said Gen. Stephen Townsend, who commanded Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve in 2017.

Townsend, who now commands Army Training and Doctrine Command, described the multi-domain operation to an audience at the Association of the United States Army’s LANPAC Symposium and Exposition in Hawaii.

Read more at Military.com.

 

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