‘Armed Drone’ Assault On Iraq Airport, Close to US Consulate

'Armed Drone' Attack On Iraq Airport, Near US Consulate

Iraq: Kurdish safety forces mentioned there have been no victims within the drone assault. (File)


Armed drones attacked Arbil worldwide airport, which lies close to the US consulate on this northern Iraq metropolis, Kurdish safety forces mentioned in a press release Saturday. “There aren’t any victims within the assault carried out by two armed drones,” mentioned the assertion.

The airport, which can also be the bottom for a coalition drive of anti-jihadist troops, suffered no harm, in accordance with its director, Ahmed Hochiar.

An AFP correspondent heard two loud blasts and noticed black smoke rising up into the sky and heard sirens across the US consulate.

Safety forces sealed off entry to the airport zone, mentioned witnesses.

Assaults of this sort, usually concentrating on US troops or US pursuits in Iraq, have develop into widespread in current months.

Though nobody claims accountability for them, Washington blames pro-Iranian forces in Iraq.

The usage of weaponised drones is a newer growth that poses a contemporary problem to coalition forces and the US-installed C-Ram anti-missile defence techniques.

Booby-trapped drones have been launched towards Arbil worldwide airport in July though they didn’t trigger casualties or materials harm that point, both.

A number of weeks earlier, three drones focused the airport in Baghdad, the place US troops are additionally deployed.

Each Iran and america have a army presence and allies in Iraq. There are 2,500 American troops stationed there.

This newest assault comes on the twentieth anniversary of the September 11 assaults on america, wherein almost 3,000 folks have been killed.

Arbil is the capital of the autonomous area of Iraqi Kurdistan, led by Kurdish President Nechirvan Barzani.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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