Above: Kurdish Pesherga militiaman poses next to Iranian-built Ghods Mohajer-4 UAV (serial A041-112), recovered this week. Serial markings and damage indicate this airframe previously captured by ISIL, with ISIL photos posted on social media circa 18NOV14.
COMMENTARY: The Iraqi Army has been correctly criticized for not destroying military weapons and equipment before executing a retreat. Here we have an example of ISIL retreating without destroying the remains of a captured UAV.
Potential parts reclamation includes MADO 550 engine, engine electrics, fuel preparation components, MADO propellor and more.
Observations such as these contribute towards a perception that ISIL combatants are comparatively lacking in technical adeptness.