Baghdad (Associated Press)-US-led coalition officials said that two armed drones were shot down at Baghdad Airport on Monday. The attack coincided with the anniversary of the US killing of a senior Iranian general in 2020.
There were no reports of damage or injuries caused by the incident, and Iraqi security officials confirmed this.
Officials from the U.S.-led international coalition fighting the Islamic State Group in Iraq told the Associated Press that the C-RAM defense system of the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center used two fixed-wing “suicide drones.” In Iraq.
“This is a dangerous attack on a civilian airport,” a coalition official said.
The Iraqi security official who confirmed the incident said that the drones were heading towards the US base at Baghdad Airport where the US adviser was located.
No organization immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Both officials requested anonymity as required.
The 2020 U.S. drone attack on Baghdad Airport caused General Qassem Soleimani, head of Iran’s elite Quds Army, and Abu Mahdi Mohan, deputy commander of the “People’s Mobilization Force”, an Iraqi militia supported by Iran Diss was killed.