NEWS | April 8, 2022

U.S. Air Defenses Down Attack Drone at AAAB

By CJTF-OIR Public Affairs

At approximately 1:46 a.m., April 8, U.S. air defense systems shot down an armed unmanned aerial system entering Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.

There are no reported injuries or damage and all Coalition personnel are accounted for.

Explosive ordnance elements are securing the site of the downed aircraft.

The incident is under investigation.

Please refer any questions to Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve Public Affairs at centcom.global.cjtf-oir.mbx.cjtf-oir-media-ops@mail.mil