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The Army’s killer drones: How a secretive special ops unit decimated ISIS

As the Islamic State?s physical caliphate shrinks to nothing after an almost five-year campaign led by U.S. special operations forces, military insiders say one small unit has killed more of the extremists than any other: the company of Gray Eagle drones in the Army?s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. Although the military has thrown a cloak of secrecy over its operations, the unit ? officially called E (or ?Echo?) Company of the regiment?s Second Battalion and established less than a decade ago ? is increasingly being lauded in special operations and Army aviation circles.

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