Iraqi Telegram Outlet Claims Boys Successfully Disrupted U.S. Aerial Defenses With Low-Cost Drones

June 11, 2021

Following reports about a drone attack on Baghdad airport on June 6, a Telegram outlet that supports Iranian-backed Shi'ite militias in Iraq posted on June 11 an image of a boy holding a model drone among masked, uniformed fighters, with text claiming that boys like the one pictured had managed to disrupt U.S. aerial defense systems using gear worth less than $100. The channel said that further details will be published soon.

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