Armed Drones Shot Down By U.S. Troops At Iraqi Airport

Two armed drones were shot down on Monday as they approached a military base housing U.S. forces near Baghdad’s international airport, according to Reuters.

“[A]n official of the U.S.-led international military coalition said the base’s defence system had engaged ‘two fixed-wing suicide drones. They were shot down without incident,'” the report stated.

“This was a dangerous attack on a civilian airport,” the coalition official also said, according to Reuters.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. Footage from the debris revealed that one of the drones had the words “Soleimani’s revenge” written on the wing in Arabic.
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