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Attack by Unmanned Aerial Surveillance System Targets Iraqi Air Base

Attack by Unmanned Aerial Surveillance System Targets Iraqi Air Base

Saturday, 8 May, 2021 - 07:45
Ain al-Asad air base in the western Anbar desert, Iraq, December 29, 2019. (AP)

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.


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