Iraq: Details of drone attacks on northeast of Erbil

Saturday 26 June 2021 - 14:23

ISWNews Analysis Group: Early on June 26, several suicide drones attacked two villages on northeast of Erbil city, causing material damages.

Three suicide drones reportedly hit targets in the village of Bragh, three kilometers from the site of the new US consulate northeast of Erbil. Two drones exploded and another was downed without explosion. Two other suicide drones struck a target in the village of Gomaspan.

Some local sources reported that the two drones were shot down by defense systems. According to preliminary information, one of these drones hit near the hotel where Massoud Barzani’s residence is located. The attacks took place between 1 and 2 in the morning and resulted only in material damages.

There is also some contradictory news about this attack. Kurdistan 24 reported that the incident this morning was a rocket attack, but Rudaw quoted its news sources as saying that UAVs were used in this morning attacks.

This is the fourth attack on Erbil. Earlier, in a similar attack on April 15, Erbil Airport was targeted by a suicide drone. Prior to the drone strike, Erbil airport had been hit twice by rockets.

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