An official of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State
group said two armed drones targeting an airbase in western
Iraq were shot down on Tuesday.
It is the second such attack in 24 hours targeting the coalition
in Iraq. On Monday, the coalition shot down two armed drones
targeting its compound at Baghdad airport.
The attacks come as Tehran and its allies across the Middle
East held emotional commemorations marking the second
anniversary on Monday of the assassination of Iranian
commander General Qassem Soleimani and his Iraqi
lieutenant in a US drone strike at Baghdad airport.