Robot hits in area Iraq air base in Erbil where US troops are positioned


A drone struck within the “vicinity” of the Erbil air station where U.S. troops are housed within the northern region of Iraq Tuesday, but no injuries or structural damage are reported, consistent with Pentagon officials.

“We are conscious of reporting of a UAS [unmanned aircraft system]incident within the vicinity of Erbil, Iraq,” Pentagon Spokesperson Commander Jessica McNulty told Fox News. “At this point, initial reports indicate no structural damage, injuries or casualties.”

The Pentagon confirmed that U.S. troops are currently housed in Erbil but didn’t answer questions on what percentage are located there.

There are approximately 2,500 troops dispersed across “several Iraqi Security Forces facilities,” McNulty confirmed.

The previous reporting of rockets fired on the air station in coordination with drones was flagged as false by military officials Tuesday evening.

A spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, the operational name for the military intervention against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, took to Twitter to mention a drone impacted within the “vicinity” of the Erbil air station around 11:15 p.m. civil time.

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