Armed drone marked with words ‘Soleimani’s revenge’ shot down at Baghdad airport on anniversary of Iranian general’s death


Protesters hold pictures of Qasem Soleimani at a demonstration outside the US consulate in Istanbul, January 5, 2020.YASIN AKGUL/AFP via Getty Images

  • Armed drones were shot down at Baghdad airport in Iraq on Monday, according to multiple reports.

  • One of the drones had the words “Soleimani’s revenge” written on it.

  • The incident came on the second anniversary of a US drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

US-led coalition forces in Iraq shot down two armed drones at Baghdad airport on Monday, the second anniversary of the US drone strike that killed top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in the same area.

The drones were headed toward an Iraqi military installation hosting US personnel when they were engaged by a C-RAM defense system, an Iraqi security official told The Associated Press.

An official told Reuters that the system engaged “two fixed-wing suicide drones” and that…

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