Drones shot down, Israeli newspaper hacked on anniversary of Soleimani death

Drones shot down, Israeli newspaper hacked on anniversary of Soleimani death


Two armed drones were shot down near an Iraqi military base hosting US forces and the Jerusalem Post newspaper was targeted by pro-Iranian hackers Monday as Iran marked the second anniversary of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Qassem Soleimani’s death.​

Iraqi security forces said nobody was hurt in the incident at the base near Baghdad’s international airport.

An official with the US-led international coalition in Iraq said the base’s defense system engaged “two fixed-wing suicide drones” that were “shot down without incident.”

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“This was a dangerous attack on a civilian airport,” the coalition official said in a brief statement.

T​he official also provided footage to Reuters that showed writing that said “Soleimani’s revenge” on the wing of one drone.​​

A security official

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