Several Suicide Drones Target U.S. Forces In Iraq

January 5, 2022

On January 4, 2022, a Telegram channel affiliated with Iran-backed militias in Iraq reported that in the early morning of the same day several fixed-wing suicide drones attacked barracks and rocket sites in a military base in Iraq where U.S. soldiers are stationed. The channel later reported that two of the drones were downed near the base and released photographs of what appear to be the remnants of the drones.

The drone is the second in two days,[1] apparently marking the anniversary of the January 3, 2020 assassinations of IRGC Qods Force commander Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) Deputy Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis in a U.S. drone strike near Baghdad airport.

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