Drone attack targets US forces in Iraqi Kurdistan

Drone attack targets US forces in Iraqi Kurdistan

Iraqi media have reported a drone attack near US forces stationed at Erbil International Airport in northern Iraq on Saturday night.

Some Iraqi sources, including Sabrin News, reported that a terrible explosion was heard near Erbil airport and the US military base.

A Kurdistan 24 correspondent quoted Erbil security sources as saying that at least three drones had attacked the US coalition base at Erbil airport.

Sabrin News reported that the sound of explosions was heard in the skies of Erbil, sirens went off warning of a rocket attack in the military wing of the airport and the US military base.

The Kurdistan 24 correspondent, however, further claimed that the three explosive-laden drones were targeted by the air defence of Erbil Airport, and that the attack was neutralised before being able to hit its target and cause casualties.

Sky News reported that the flights to Erbil Airport have been suspended due to the possibility of further attacks in the near future.

Al-Jazeera also reported that several missiles that were supposed to target the US coalition base crashed outside the airport.

There were no immediate reports of casualties. Witnesses said they heard at least six explosions in the area.

A large number of military and security forces have been deployed in Erbil, and all roads leading to the airport have been closed, Sabrin News announced in another news item.

“The attack on the airport has been repulsed and the area is safe,” the governor of Erbil said in a statement. “We are closely following the attack on the airport.”

Source: Mehr News Agency