A drone attack launched against Ain al-Asad airbase in western Iraq has resulted in damages but no casualties. The facility, which is home to US and international occupation troops, was also targeted by rockets earlier this week.
Colonel Wayne Marotto, a spokesperson for the US-led coalition, said the NATO base was attacked by an unmanned aerial surveillance system, adding that no injuries were reported but that a hangar inside the military facility was damaged.
The authorities were told that two drones loaded with explosives attacked the base. One of the unmanned aerial vehicles was reportedly shot down by anti-air batteries, while the second struck the military compound.
Other unconfirmed reports claimed that the airbase was hit by rockets after air defense systems failed to intercept them.
No one has taken responsibility for the attack yet, which comes just four days after Ain al-Asad military base was hit by at least two rockets.
The base was targeted by Iranian missiles in January 2020, launched in response to the US assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.
Since then, it has come under frequent attacks. In March, the US-led coalition said that the Ain al-Asad airbase had been hit by at least 10 indirect fire missiles.
Other facilities around Iraq have also been targeted in recent days. At least two rockets landed near Baghdad International Airport on May 2, but the attack did not result in any damages or casualties. A similar incident occurred at the airport at the end of April 2021.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point Occupation News 2021.