The U.S. military intercepted multiple drones targeting American troops in Iraq amidst increasing conflict in the Middle East. Three drones were engaged; two in western Iraq near the Al Asad air base and one in the north. While some coalition forces sustained minor injuries in the west, no casualties or damage resulted from the northern drone’s interception. This event comes during a turbulent period marked by an escalating conflict between Israel and Hamas.
- U.S. forces intercepted three drones in Iraq, with two near the Al Asad air base in the west and one in the northern part of the country.
- In the western incident, one drone was destroyed, another was damaged, and there were “minor injuries” among the coalition forces.
- This marks the first drone attack on U.S. positions in Iraq in at least nine months, with no clear indication of who was responsible.
- President Biden, currently in Israel due to escalating tensions between Israel and Hamas, expressed support and stated that U.S. forces would defend against any threats.
- There’s an increasing vigilance among U.S. officials regarding potential attacks on U.S. and allied forces in the Middle East, especially in light of recent events and the region’s instability.