Unmanned aerial drone targets Iraq’s Ain al-Asad base: US-led coalition

A view inside Ain alAsad military airbase housing US and other foreign troops in the western Iraqi province of Anbar File photo AFP
A view inside Ain al-Asad military airbase housing US and other foreign troops in the western Iraqi province of Anbar. (File photo: AFP)

An attack by an unmanned aerial surveillance system on Saturday targeted Iraq’s Ain al-Asad air base in western Iraq which hosts US and other international forces, but it caused no injuries, a coalition spokesman said.

US Army Colonel Wayne Marotto, spokesman for the US-led coalition, said on Twitter that the attack was being investigated but that an initial report suggests that the attack took place at 0220 local time and caused damage to a hangar.

The United States accuses Iran-backed militia groups of launching regular rocket attacks against its troops in Iraq.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Saturday’s attack.

source: Reuters

Image source: AFP

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