A drone packed full of explosives hit a U.S. airbase in Iraq early on the morning of May 8, according to information provided by the Iraqi military and the U.S.-led coalition.
The report shows that this is the fourth targeting of U.S. troops in Iraq in less than one week, with each of these attacks being attributed to pro-Iranian groups. According to reporting by The National News, “Many of the attacks have been carried out in the name of shadowy groups regarded as little more than cover names for the main pro-Iran factions. Others have gone unclaimed.”
“Each attack… undermines the authority of Iraqi institutions, the rule of law and Iraqi national sovereignty,” said coalition spokesman Col Wayne Marotto.
Reports indicate that there were no casualties in the most recent drone attack, though there was damage to the base.
“No injuries reported. A hangar was damaged,” Marotto said in a tweet.
The U.S. Isn’t Strong Anymore
It is not surprising that this is happening now under Joe Biden‘s regime, as he has portrayed himself and his administration as weak when it comes to Iran. President Donald Trump portrayed strength, making it widely known that any attack would be responded to with force. Under his administration, this would not have happened.