BAGHDAD (AA) – The US military said Wednesday it had shot down an Iranian drone in northern Iraq.
“At approximately 2:10 PM local time, US forces brought down an Iranian Mojer-6 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle headed in the direction of Erbil as it appeared as a threat to CENTCOM forces in the area,” US Central Command spokesman Joe Buccino said in a statement.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard had launched a wave of drone and artillery strikes against what Tehran says are bases of armed groups in northern Iraq.
“Such indiscriminate attacks threaten innocent civilians and risk the hard-fought stability of the region,” Buccino said.
No casualties or damage were reported among US forces or equipment.
There was no comment from Iranian authorities on the US statement.