American troops in Iraq defended themselves against three hostile drones that, resulting in minor injuries to U.S. and Coalition personnel, the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) announced on Wednesday.
“In western Iraq, U.S. forces engaged two drones, destroying one and damaging the second, resulting in minor injuries to Coalition forces,” according to CENTCOM. “Separately in northern Iraq, U.S. forces engaged and destroyed a drone, resulting in no injuries or damage.”
The drone attacks came amid increasing tension in the Middle East, after the Hamas terror group launched an October 7 attack on Israel.
“In this moment of heightened alert, we are vigilantly monitoring the situation in Iraq and the region,” CENTCOM said. “We want to emphasize U.S. forces will defend U.S. and Coalition forces against any threat.”