Another Step in Drone Warfare

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The increased use of unmanned aerial vehicles, primarily by Iranian-backed groups, to spread terror throughout the Middle East, has been demonstrated in a recent attack in Iraq. 

Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi survived an assassination attempt with armed drones that targeted his home early on Nov. 7, with officials saying he was unharmed.

The attack represents a major escalation amid tensions sparked by the refusal of Iran-backed militias to accept last month’s parliamentary election results.

The attack is apparently another step in drone warfare and is a message by pro-Iran groups in Iraq that the prime minister is not safe, according to

Two Iraqi officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press that seven of al-Kadhimi’s security guards were injured in the attack with two armed drones which occurred in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone area.