Drones attack Balad Air Base hosting US troops near Iraqi capital
An air base housing US military forces and warplanes in the north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad has been hit by drones amid a rise in attacks on the positions of US occupation forces in the Arab country.
Sabereen News, a Telegram news channel associated with Iraqi anti-terror Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) or Hashd al-Sha’abi, reported that a number of combat drones hit the military compound 64 km north of Baghdad, on Saturday morning.
Sirens immediately sounded at the military compound, and the sound of gunfire could be heard from the site, it said.
The drone attack also sent dense plumes of smoke rising above the targeted area.