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US coalition in Iraq halts second drone attack in two days

Coalition forces in Syria also hit back in response to rocket fire near al-Omar oilfield.
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US air defense systems shot down two unmanned drones carrying explosives near Iraq’s Ain al-Asad airbase in Anbar province early on Tuesday, the US-led coalition said.

No one was hurt in the attempted attack, the second of its kind in two days. Two other suicide drones were shot down yesterday by the coalition’s C-RAM air defenses near Baghdad International Airport, which houses an Iraqi military facility used by the international coalition.

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