New ‘suicide drone’ attack targets Iraq’s airbase

Ain al-Asad base in the west of Iraq was again targeted by militants early Saturday morning, with conflicting reports about the nature of the attack.

A source told Kurdistan 24 that authorities had received “reports” the base, which houses personnel from the coalition against ISIS and Iraqi soldiers, was attacked by “two drones” loaded with explosives.

The source, who requested anonymity, added that the base’s anti-aircraft defense system shot down one of the drones while the other targeted the area where American forces are stationed.

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