Three Drones Attacked US State Department Facility Near Baghdad Airport, Officials Say

Several drones attacked a US facility close to Baghdad International Airport early on Thursday morning, in keeping with native safety officers, who mentioned the identical group attacked one other base 40 miles north of Baghdad simply hours earlier.

According to the assertion by the Security Media Cell of the Iraqi prime minister’s workplace, “an outlaw group” that had attacked Balad Air Base north of Baghdad with three rockets on Wednesday had “returned again late on Wednesday night and targeted Baghdad Airport.”

A safety official instructed AFP the assault was carried out by a “booby-trapped drone.”

“This evening, there was an incident with unmanned aerial systems impacting at BDSC,” the spokesperson mentioned. “The incident is under investigation and more details will be provided as they become available.”

The airport and the services close to it have come below assault a number of instances up to now, however maybe essentially the most notorious assault on the airport wasn’t towards US forces, however by them. On January 3, 2020, A US MQ-9 Reaper drone destroyed a number of automobiles on the airport, killing Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the top of the Kata’ib Hezbollah militia and deputy commander of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces. The strike, made with out permission from the Iraqi authorities, prompted widespread outcry and Iraqi lawmakers voted days later to ask US forces to go away the nation. They refused.


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