Explosive-laden drone hits Baghdad airport: report

An explosive-laden drone hit Tuesday morning near a military base near Baghdad International Airport, according to an Al Arabiya and Al Hadath correspondent.

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Sirens were heard near the airport and its air defense system was reportedly activated.

The drones have already targeted the Victory Base Complex located near the airport.

The base includes international forces, including Americans, as well as Iraqi personnel.

There have been several attempted missile attacks against military bases housing US personnel in Iraq in recent months.

Six missiles were fired at the airport in late January, three of which landed inside the compound and damaged a disused civilian plane, Iraqi police sources told Reuters.

In early January, two explosive-laden drones were shot down by Iraqi air defenses as they approached the Ain al-Asad air base housing US forces west of Baghdad.

The United States often accuses Iran-backed factions in the country of being behind such attacks.

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