Russian special forces used a weaponized robot to take out an Islamic State leader named Rustan Aselderov (also known as Sheikh Abu Muhammad al-Qadari), controlling the the robot to fire its mounted machine gun into Aseldrov’s hideout while special forces secured the area.
“Soldiers are seen unloading their weapons on the building before launching two explosive devices inside,” wrote the Sun. “A small weaponised robotic vehicle is then seen moving in to finish the job. The robot’s mounted machine gun blasts holes through the side of the property as soldiers secure the area.”
According to the Daily Mail, “The FSB said that 35-year-old was involved in blasts in the southern Russian city of Volgograd which killed 34 in 2013.”
“He was fighting for another Caucasus insurgent group at the time. It also linked him to twin car blasts in Dagestan in 2012 that killed 14 and injured at least 120,” they continued. “The FSB said he also organised a foiled attack that was to take place on Moscow’s Red Square on New Year’s Eve 2010 involving two female suicide bombers”.
Aseldrov and four others were all killed during the raid.
Micah Xavier Johnson was killed after he ambushed police, which left five officers dead and seven civilians injured, with the police department fitting a small explosive device to a robot which was then controlled and detonated near Johnson.