Drone strikes Harir Air Base, damages unknown: CTD

The base was formerly used by the Global Coalition against ISIS.
Harir Air Base is about 70 km northeast of Erbil, 2021. (Photo: Kurdistan 24)
Harir Air Base is about 70 km northeast of Erbil, 2021. (Photo: Kurdistan 24)

ERBIL (Kurdistan24) – An unidentified, one-way attack drone struck Harir Air Base northeast of Erbil at 4:29 p.m. and caused an explosion, with possible damages and casualties unknown at this time, according to the Kurdistan Region Counter Terrorism Directorate (CTD).

The base was formerly used by the Global Coalition against ISIS.

Earlier on Jan. 2, an attack drone was shot down at the Erbil Air Base adjacent to the Kurdistan Region’s Erbil International Airport.

Moreover, on New Year’s Eve, at least two attack drones struck a Peshmerga base in the Pirmam District of Erbil province, with minor damage to infrastructure reported.

Furthermore, at least three US service members were wounded in a drone strike on the base in late December, prompting a US retaliatory strike on an Iranian-backed militia group, killing at least a militia member and wounding 18 others.

Iranian-backed groups have stepped up rocket and drone attacks on US bases in Syria and Iraq, including those from the Kurdistan Region, following the eruption of the Hamas-Israel war, sparked by the Palestinian Islamist group’s Oct. 7 bloody attack on the southern communities of the Jewish state.

Since then, the American forces both in Iraq and Syria have come under more than 100 attacks.

 Editing by Dastan Muwaffaq