60.000 of these were dropped over ISIS’ Syrian capital
On the 15th of March, an F-16 belonging to the U.S. Air Force dropped tens of thousands of propaganda leaflets over the city of Raqqa. The city has been claimed by ISIS as the capital of their so-called caliphate.
The message of this leaflet is that if you allow yourself to be recruited by Daesh (ISIS), you will find yourself in a meat grinder… It’s not beneficial to your health
Colonel Steve Warren
The Pentagon’s psychological operations unit MISO (Military Information Support Operations) created the leaflets. MISO’s aim is to influence people psychologically in the combat zone.
It is not the first time that the Pentagon drops propaganda leaflets. It has been done in Afghanistan, Libya and Iran as well. But it is the first time that it has happened in the fight against ISIS.