The Chronicle

Drones hit key airport


ARBIL: Armed drones attacked an internatio­nal airport which lies near the US consulate in the northern Iraq city of Arbil.

Kurdish security forces said there were no fatalities in the attack by two armed drones.

The airport, which is also the base for a coalition force of anti-jihadist troops, suffered no damage, according to its director Ahmed Hochiar.

Security forces sealed off access to the airport zone, said witnesses. Attacks of this kind, normally targeting US troops or US interests in Iraq, have become common in recent months.

Although no one claims responsibi­lity, the US blames pro-Iranian forces in Iraq.

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