Forces at Iraqi base hosting US troops shoot down drone

Forces at Iraqi base hosting US troops shoot down drone

Forces at Iraq’s Ain al-Asad air base, which hosts US troops, intercepted and shot down a drone while it was hovering near the base early on Friday, US-led coalition and Iraqi security sources said.

The forces, using US air defence systems, shot down an armed unmanned aerial system entering the base at around 1:46 a.m. (2246 GMT), the Combined Joint Task Force, Operation Inherent Resolve, said on Twitter.

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The incident, which is under investigation, caused no injuries or damage, the force said.

Iraqi officials were not immediately available for comment.

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