Explosive drone hits Khor Mor gas field in northern Iraq

An explosive drone struck Khor Mor gas field in the Sulaimaniya region of northern Iraq on Thursday, two sources told Reuters, adding the explosion had caused limited damage but no one had been injured.

Pearl Petroleum, a consortium of energy firm Dana Gas and its affiliate Crescent Petroleum, have the rights to exploit the Khor Mor and Chemchemal fields, two of the biggest gas fields in Iraq.

Pearl Petroleum could not immediately be reached for comment.

In a separate incident earlier in the day, an explosive-laden drone targeting US forces at a base near Erbil airport in Iraq’s northern Kurdistan region was shot down by air defenses, the region’s counter-terrorism service said.

Iraq has witnessed near-daily drone and rocket attacks by hardline militias since Israel’s war in Gaza began in October, mostly on bases housing troops belonging to a US-led military coalition.

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