The incident occurred last March in Libya, a country that was in the midst of a civil war .
Turkey deployed the STM Kargu-2 drone, which is thought to be a ‘lethal autonomous weapon’ The drone then found and attacked Libya’s Haftar Armed Forces .
The UN in 2018 attempted to begin working on a treaty that would ban autonomous weapons, but the move was blocked by both the US and Russia . Human Rights Watch has been campaigning against such weapons since 2013, and has backed a campaign to stop their proliferation .
The creator of the drone, STM, says it can be effectively used against static or moving targets through its indigenous and real-time image processing capabilities and machine learning algorithms embedded on the platform.