Armed drone shot down over US military base in northern Iraq

Defense systems shot down an armed drone today over Erbil airport in northern Iraq where US and other international forces are stationed, Iraqi Kurdistan’s counter-terrorism service says.

A statement from the service does not say if there are any casualties or damage to infrastructure as a result of the attack.

A group called the Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an umbrella group of Iran-aligned Iraqi militias, says in a statement that it had carried out a drone attack on the US base at Erbil airport.

US officials have reported more than 100 attacks against US interests in Iraq and Syria since mid-October, most claimed by the Islamic Resistance in Iraq, over Washington’s backing of Israel in its war against Hamas.

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