An Iraqi policeman watches a drone hover near the village of Arbid, on the southern Mosul front, during the military operation to retake Mosul from the Daesh group, November 12, 2016. (AFP)
BAGHDAD: Two armed drones targeting an air base in western Iraq were shot down on Tuesday, an official of the US-led coalition fighting the Daesh group said.
“Two fixed-wing drones rigged with explosives were engaged and destroyed by defensive capabilities at the Iraqi Al-Asad Air Base early this morning,” the official said.
“The attempted attack was unsuccessful. All forces are accounted for.”
It is the second such attack in 24 hours targeting the coalition in Iraq.