New drone attack targets US forces in Iraq
A drone packed with explosives hit an Iraqi base housing US troops early Saturday causing damage but no casualties, the Iraqi military and the US-led coalition said.
"Each attack... undermines the authority of Iraqi institutions, the rule of law and Iraqi national sovereignty," said coalition spokesman Colonel Wayne Marotto.
"No injuries reported. A hangar was damaged," he said in a tweet.
"Drones were used by pro-Iran groups more than once before the attack in Arbil," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
In the meantime, there has been no let-up in rocket and other attacks carried out by the coalition's foes over the past 18 months.
Since last Sunday, they have fired two rockets at Ain al-Assad, six at the Balad air base and two at Baghdad airport, all of which host coalition troops.
The US embassy in Baghdad and coalition supply convoys have also come under repeated attack.
Many of the attacks have been carried out in the name of shadowy groups regarded as little more than cover names for the main pro-Iran factions. Others have gone unclaimed.