Iraqi armed forces shoot down two drones trying to attack an air base in the west of the country
Baghdad [Iraq]June 6 (ANI / Sputnik): Two drones attempting to attack Ayn al Asad air base in Iraq’s western Anbar province were shot down, the official Iraqi news agency INA reported on Sunday, citing a statement. Iraqi security authorities. According to the media outlet, the air defense systems located at the base managed to bring down two drones on Saturday evening.
Ayn al Asad is the only Iraqi base that houses the international forces of the US-led coalition against terrorists. In January 2020, the Iraqi parliament voted to end the presence of all foreign forces in the country in response to Washington’s decision to launch a drone attack near Baghdad International Airport that killed the top commander. Iranian Qasem Soleimani.
According to Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, the potential of the national security services has increased considerably and will soon allow the country to give up the need for foreign forces. In light of the parliament’s decision, the US-led coalition handed over several military bases and airfields to Iraqi control, and agreed to withdraw all foreign troops from Iraq. (ANI / Sputnik)
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