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Google Earth Helping US Military In Fight Against ISIS In Syria

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) products are helping Kurdish militias and U.S. forces in war-torn Syria to synchronize their efforts in the fight against ISIS. Kurdish fighters along with the U.S. military are targeting airstrikes against the terrorist group ISIS with the help of Google Earth.

How Google Earth is helping

Rukmini Callimachi of the New York Times sharing her combat zone experience, wrote that Android-powered Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) tablets and Google Earth are being used by the fighters to track the battle lines, and coordinate close air support with the U.S. military. In Syria, the Kurdish militia Y.P.G. are one of the best U.S. allies.

Using a map, Callimachi described how the yellow spots show the locations of...