Iraqi security forces open fire at a drone over Baghdad’s Green Zone

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Iraqi security forces opened fire on a drone above Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Tuesday, police and the army said.

It was not clear if the drone was armed, but one Iraqi military officer said initial assessment suggests the drone was on a surveillance mission.

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The drone flew away amid the heavy gunfire to down it, said the sources.

The Green Zone in the Iraqi capital houses the US embassy, other missions and government offices.

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