U.S. forces in Iraq stopped the second armed drone attack in two days targeting an air base west of Baghdad.
“Two explosive-laden drones were shot down on Tuesday by Iraq’s air defenses as they approached the Ain al-Asad air base, which hosts U.S. forces, west of Baghdad, an official of the U.S.-led international military coalition said,” Reuters reported.
January 3 marked the two-year anniversary of the assassination of Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani by a U.S. drone strike at the Baghdad airport ordered by then-President Donald Trump. The strikes are believed to be associated with the anniversary of the assassination.
The attack marked the second consecutive day of armed drone strikes targeting the area.
Two armed drones were also shot down on Monday as