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Drones shot down in Baghdad on Soleimani death anniversary

The thwarted attack came on the second anniversary of the killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani.
AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images

The US-led coalition in Iraq shot down two armed drones approaching Baghdad International Airport early on Monday, a coalition official confirmed to Al-Monitor. The airport houses an Iraqi military base where coalition troops are present.

Photos of the damaged drones circulated on social media. The words “operations of the leaders’ revenge” marked the wing of one of the devices, in reference to the US assassination of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad on Jan. 3, 2020.

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