US forces attack a drone above their embassy in Baghdad

In April, a drone packed with explosives hit the coalition’s Iraq headquarters in the military part of the airport in Arbil, the Iraqi Kurdish regional capital. The next month, a drone packed with explosives hit the Ain Al-Asad airbase housing US troops.

On Monday night, the US forces show down an armed drone above their embassy in Baghdad, the Iraqi Security officials said that hours after a rocket attack on a base housing the US soldiers in the west of the country.

The American defense systems fired the rockets into the air in Baghdad with the Iraqi security sources saying that the salvos took out a drone that was loaded with explosives.

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47 attacks since the beginning of the year had targeted US interests in the country where the American troops were deployed as part of an international coalition to fight the jihadist Islamic State Group.

Six of them involved these kinds of drones, a tactic that had been posed as a headache for the coalition as the aircraft could evade the air defenses.

In April, a drone packed with explosives hit the coalition’s Iraq headquarters in the military part of the airport in Arbil, the Iraqi Kurdish regional capital. The next month, a drone packed with explosives hit the Ain Al-Asad airbase housing US troops.

Three explosives-loaded drones targeted Baghdad airport on June 9, where the US soldiers were also deployed. One of them had been intercepted by the Iraqi army. The US offered up to $3 million for information on attacks targeting its interests in Iraq recently.

On Monday, the jihadist coalition said that three rockets targeted an Iraqi Air Base in the western desert that also housed US Troops and that the attack had targeted the base at Ain-al-Assad without causing any casualties.