Iraq: Three drones attempted to target Balad air base

Iraqi Joint Operations Command’s “Security Media Cell” announced today Saturday that three enemy drones attempted to target Balad airbase and were confronted by forces tasked with protecting the outer towers, and fled into the Salah al-Din governorate (180 km north of Baghdad).

The “Security Media Cell” statement stated that three drones approached at dawn today from the southern outskirts of Balad Air Base in Salah al-Din governorate and were seen with the naked eye by the forces tasked with protecting the outer towers. .

The statement stated that it had been confirmed that they were enemy aircraft and the forces tasked with protecting the outer towers opened fire at these aircraft, which fled.

Military bases and the Green Zone in the Iraqi capital were attacked by drones from the attack that targeted Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy head of the Iraqi People’s Mobilization Forces. in an American attack in 2020.