Drone attack targets Iraqi base in Erbil which houses US troops: reports

Drone attack targets Iraqi base in Erbil which houses US troops: reports


An unmanned drone dropped explosives at a US-run base near Erbil airport in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq on Wednesday evening, according to reports.

There were no immediate reports of injuries, Reuters reported, citing Kurdish officials. Rocket attacks have reportedly hit US bases in the country.

A Turkish soldier was reportedly killed in another rocket attack on Wednesday, Turkish officials said, according to Reuters.

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A group believed to be aligned with Iran has welcomed the report of the drone attack, but no one has explicitly claimed responsibility.

The United States blamed attacks on Iranian-backed militias, which called for the withdrawal of all foreign troops, according to Reuters.

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The base was attacked by rockets in February, leaving a non-US contractor working with US forces dead.

Iraqi reports similar drone attack on US on Friday The Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar province has been denied by at least one US official to Fox News.

The Department of Defense did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment after normal business hours.

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