4 December 2023

U.S. Central Command confirmed that the previous day, “near Kirkuk, Iraq, forces assigned to Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) engaged five militants preparing to launch a one-way attack drone. CJTF-OIR forces responded in self-defence with an armed U.S. unmanned aerial system, killing all five militants and destroying the drone”.

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