Military Facility at Baghdad Airport Targeted by Drone Attack, Reports Say

© Sputnik / Vitaly Belousov / Go to the photo bankIraqi airways aircraft is parked next to the building of the International airport of Baghdad, Iraq.
Iraqi airways aircraft is parked next to the building of the International airport of Baghdad, Iraq. - Sputnik International, 1920, 14.06.2021
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - An unidentified unmanned aircraft on Monday targeted a military facility located at Baghdad International Airport, Iraqi news agency Shafaq reported, citing a security source.

According to the news outlet, the drone launched projectiles that landed near the fence of the Iraqi Air Force facility. No casualties have been reported so far.

Last week, the Iraqi News Agency reported that the airport was attacked by three drones, one of which was shot down. The New York Times reported earlier in the month that Iran-affiliated forces conducted at least three drone attacks against Iraqi military bases, including those used by US special forces and intelligence, within the past two months.

© REUTERS / THAIER AL-SUDANI Iraqi soldiers take part in an intensive security deployment in Baghdad, Iraq, May 26, 2021.
Military Facility at Baghdad Airport Targeted by Drone Attack, Reports Say - Sputnik International, 1920, 14.06.2021
Iraqi soldiers take part in an intensive security deployment in Baghdad, Iraq, May 26, 2021.

In January 2020, the Iraqi parliament voted to end the presence of all foreign forces in the country in response to Washington's decision to launch a drone attack near Baghdad International Airport that killed senior Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani. According to Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, the potential of the national security services has increased significantly and will soon enable the country to forgo the need for foreign assistance.

In light of the parliament's decision, the US-led coalition handed over multiple military bases and airfields to Iraqi control, as well as agreed to pull all foreign troops out of the country.

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