Iraq’s Erbil airport focused in drone assault: Kurdish officers

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No instant stories of casualties in assault on northern Iraq airport, which serves as base for US-led coalition forces.

Erbil International Airport in northern Iraq has been focused in a drone assault, Kurdish safety officers stated.

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The inner safety service for Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish area, of which Erbil is the capital, initially stated three rockets had hit near the airport.

A second assertion by the Kurdish counterterrorism pressure stated the assault had been carried out by explosive-laden drones.

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There have been no instant stories of casualties. Witnesses stated they heard at the very least six explosions within the space.

Lawk Ghafuri, head of overseas media relations for the Kurdistan Regional Government, stated on Twitter that Kurdish safety forces have been investigating the incident.

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“The drone was carrying explosive devices, and exploded away from Erbil International Airport’s terminals and territories. No casualties are reported,” Ghafuri stated.

The airport, which additionally serves as the bottom for United States-led coalition forces, suffered no harm, in accordance with its director Ahmed Hochiar.

The US forces are main a global army coalition whose mandate is to assist Iraqi forces struggle remnants of ISIL (ISIS).

The coalition didn’t instantly touch upon Saturday’s incident.

The airport in Erbil has come beneath assault a number of instances up to now 12 months, together with by drones carrying explosives.


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