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Iraq: Warning sirens sounded at Baghdad airport to "test" a new defense system

An Iraqi security source said, on Friday, that warning sirens were sounded at Baghdad International Airport to test the operation of the Defense Defense CRM system located at the American Military Base Victoria at Baghdad International Airport.


The source added, "according to Western media," that the security services in charge of protecting al-Qaeda set up new sirens in anticipation of any missile attack targeting it.


It is noteworthy that, a spokesman for the US Defense Department said, in a statement to the American (Al-Hurra) channel, that (the Pentagon) is monitoring the situation after the targeting of Baghdad International Airport.

This comes at a time when Iraqi security sources reported that 3 Katyusha rockets landed in the vicinity of Baghdad International Airport from the south.

The sources indicated that one of the missiles landed near the US military base (Victoria), and the sources did not indicate any casualties or material damage, confirming that the missiles were launched from the Euphrates neighborhood in the vicinity of the airport.

No party has yet claimed responsibility for this attack, but Washington often attributes similar attacks targeting its forces or diplomatic headquarters to Iraqi armed groups loyal to Iran.