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Iraq says no drones or planes in air at time of army base explosion

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Published: 14:32, 20 April 2024

Iraq says no drones or planes in air at time of army base explosion

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Iraq's security services said on Saturday there were no drones or warplanes in the air during overnight explosions that rocked a military base housing a coalition of pro-Iranian armed groups. The blasts hit Calso military base in Babylon province south of Baghdad, where Iraq's pro-Iranian Popular Mobilisation Forces, or Hashed al-Shaabi, are stationed along with army and police forces, officials said.

An Iraqi security forces media unit said in a statement that air defence command reported "no drones or combat aircraft in the airspace of Babylon province before or during the explosion".

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