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AFP
May 9, 2021

Drone attack targets US forces in Iraq

AFP
May 9, 2021

BAGHDAD: A drone packed with explosives hit an Iraqi base housing US troops early on Saturday causing damage but no casualties, the Iraqi military and the US-led coalition said.

The attack on the Ain Al-Asad air base was the fourth targeting US troops in Iraq in less than a week, as an armed campaign blamed on pro-Iranian groups intensifies.

"Each attack... undermines the authority of Iraqi institutions, the rule of law and Iraqi national sovereignty," said coalition spokesman Colonel Wayne Marotto. "No injuries reported. A hangar was damaged," he said in a tweet. It was only the second time authorities publicly confirmed a drone had been used in an attack on a target inside Iraq. In April, a drone packed with explosives hit the coalition’s Iraq headquarters in the military part of the airport in the Kurdish regional capital Arbil.