Thanks Joe Biden.
Naya Nazriya reported:
Erbil Airport in northern Iraq was reportedly attacked by a drone armed with explosives whereas internet hosting US troops, it has been reported.
The drone ‘got here down exterior Erbil Airport’ and began a hearth, in response to BBC correspondent Nafiseh Kohnavard. Reuters reported that the drone had been geared toward a U.S. base on the airport grounds.
This was the latest in a string of attacks on US bases in Iraq and Syria since June.
•6 July, Erbil Airport
— Nafiseh Kohnavard (@nafisehkBBC) July 6, 2021
Initial report: At approx. 11:15 PM local time, one UAS impacted in vicinity of Erbil Air Base, Iraq. At this time initial reports indicate no injuries, casualties or damage. We will update when we have further information.
— OIR Spokesman Col. Wayne Marotto (@OIRSpox) July 6, 2021
This comes less than 24 hours after an “airborne threat” was shot down over the US embassy in Baghdad.
Iran Press TV released this footage.
— Press TV (@PressTV) July 6, 2021
Press TV reported:
A military base hosting US-led coalition forces inside Erbil International Airport in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region has come under attack by explosive-laden drones, the latest in a series of attacks on American forces in the Arab country.
Citing security sources, Iraqi media said the military base inside Erbil airport was “subjected to an attack by explosive-laden drones” late on Tuesday, with reports falling short of providing details on the number of possible casualties or the extent of damage.
The entire passengers were evacuated from the planes at Erbil International Airport, as reports indicated, and the lights were switched off in addition to closing the airspace over the airport.
Iraqi media and news agencies also quoted the Kurdistan Counter-Terrorism Service as saying that the attack on the military base was carried out by “two booby-trapped drones.”
According to Iraqi media, the attack on the US base in Erbil airport caused a huge fire that the firefighting teams were struggling to put out, but it did not leave any casualties or material damage.