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Has Iraq failed to control drone movement?

Iraq is facing a new security challenge with its lack of control of drones, which have been increasingly used in the past months.
A picture taken on January 13, 2020, during a press tour organised by the US-led coalition fighting the remnants of the Islamic State group, shows US army drones at the Ain al-Asad airbase in the western Iraqi province of Anbar. - Iran last week launched a wave of missiles at the sprawling Ain al-Asad airbase in western Iraq and a base in Arbil, capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, both hosting US and other foreign troops, in an operation it dubbed a response to the killing of Qasem Soleimani, the h

Iraqi security sources reported July 30 that unidentified drones had been seen near Hit district in Anbar province in the west of the country. The sources said that “the fixed wing drones are the property of the Islamic State [IS].”

It is likely that IS is using these drones. In the Mosul battles, IS often used drones to strike Iraqi security forces by loading the drones with missiles that it would then drop on Iraqi military complexes.

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