US Forces Shoot Down Armed Drone Over Iraq Embassy Hours After Rocket Attack


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

American defence systems fired rockets into the air in Baghdad, according to AFP reporters, with Iraqi security sources saying the salvos took out a drone that was laden with explosives.

Since the start of the year, 47 attacks have targeted US interests in the country, six of them involved these kinds of drones, a tactic that poses a headache for the coalition as the aircraft can evade air defences.

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Source: CNN News18/Evan Kohlmann/Aurora Intel – Twitter