Drones shot down over Iraqi airbase housing US troops and coalition forces
June 6, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Two drones were shot down over an Iraqi airbase housing US troops and Iraqi and coalition forces on Sunday, the Iraqi military said in a statement.
(CNN)Two drones were shot down over an Iraqi airbase housing US troops and Iraqi and coalition forces on Sunday, the Iraqi military said in a statement.
The air defense system at al-Asad Airbase, one of the largest and oldest military bases in Iraq, intercepted and shot down the drones, the statement said.
Several hours before, the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center (BDSC) in the Iraqi capital was attacked by one rocket round, a spokesman for the US-led coalition, Wayne Marotto, said in a tweet.
In another tweet, Marotto said each attack against the Iraqi government, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq "and the coalition undermines the authority of Iraqi institutions, the rule of law and Iraqi national sovereignty. "
The troops have now shifted to training and advisory tasks, "thereby allowing the for the redeployment of any remaining forces from Iraq," the joint US-Iraq statement said.