Friday, April 12, 2024

US military repels drone attacks in Iraq

The U.S. military successfully thwarted three drone attacks near U.S. and Coalition forces in Iraq within the last 24 hours.

These incidents mark the first such attempts on U.S. troops in Iraq in over a year and have raised concerns due to the heightened state of alert amid the ongoing conflict in the region.

U.S. Central Command (Centcom), which oversees American forces in the Middle East, said two drones approached forces stationed in western Iraq. U.S. military personnel promptly engaged these unmanned aerial vehicles, managing to destroy one drone while damaging the second. Unfortunately, the engagement resulted in minor injuries to a small number of troops.


In a separate incident located in northern Iraq, another hostile drone was detected and intercepted by U.S. forces. In this case, the engagement led to the successful destruction of the drone without causing any injuries or damage to personnel or equipment.

The U.S. military has remained on high alert in the region and has been actively monitoring the situation in Iraq. A primary objective is to ensure the safety and security of U.S. and Coalition forces operating in the area.

“In this moment of heightened alert, we are vigilantly monitoring the situation in Iraq and the region. We want to emphasize U.S. forces will defend U.S. and Coalition forces against any threat,” the Centcom said in a release on Wednesday.

The recent drone attacks underline the dynamic and complex security landscape faced by U.S. troops and Coalition forces in Iraq as regional tensions soar during the Israel-Hamas war.

If you would like to show your support for what we are doing, here's where to do it.

If you wish to report grammatical or factual errors within our news articles, you can let us know by using the online feedback form.

Executive Editor

About author:

Emily Ryan Miller
Emily Ryan Miller
Emily Ryan Miller is an experienced journalist with excellent analytical skills and a deep understanding of military affairs. With her professional diligence and passion for the defense theme, Emily continues to inform the world about important aspects of the military sphere and deeply understands the significance of researching and tracking military events for the public and national security.