US shoots down Iranian drone in northern Iraq - report


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US shoots down Iranian drone in northern Iraq - report
The US Central Command condemned the IRGC's attacks, which killed one US citizen, according to an unconfirmed report.
Published: SEPTEMBER 28, 2022

The US had to shoot down an Iranian drone on Wednesday as Iran carried out attacks across northern Iraq’s Kurdistan region. “At approximately 2:10 p.m. local time, US forces brought down an Iranian Mohajer-6 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) headed in the direction of Erbil as it appeared as a threat to CENTCOM forces in the area," Colonel Joe Buccino, US Central Command’s communications director, said in a statement which was reported on Kurdistan 24.

CNN reported the US scrambled an F-15 to shoot down the drone. This would make the incident very serious and show how quickly the US responded. One US official described this as a "significant incident," the CNN report said.