Members of the Associate Press in Timbuktu, Mali have discovered what appears to be a list of 22 methods/tactics for enemy fighters to avoid being targeted by American drone strikes. The list which was found in a manila folder in an abandoned Islamist building was published online by the Associate Press.

The document was created by Yemeni extremist, Abdallah bin Muhammad, a senior member of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). Although the document was possibly written in 2011 following the death of Anwar al-Awlaki by American drones – this may be the first time an English copy has been discovered. Experts are chiming in that this sharing of intelligence between different al-Qaeda factions from vast distances is the start of a more cohesive network that has widely been believed to be on the verge of collapse and isolationism.

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The 22 methods in my own words (except for one):

1. Buy the Russian-made “Sky Grabber” for the low low price of $2,595 that is able to infiltrate the Drone’s internal frequencies.

2. Use another device that broadcasts frequencies  on many wave lengths in order to block the signal on which the Drone operates on.

3. Spread the reflective pieces of glass on the roof of a car or building.

4. Place skilled snipers to take out the low-flying reconnaissance drones.

5. Jamming of and confusing of electronic communication using the ordinary water-lifting dynamo fitted with a 30-meter copper pole.