Iranian proxy militias are becoming bolder. Early on Wednesday, a rocket attack hit Ain al-Asad airbase, Iraqi officials reported. The Ain al-Asad airbase hosts both U.S. and international coalition forces. On Monday the base was hit again by three rockets and a drone.

Military facilities near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad were also the target of a drone attack. According to the Jerusalem Post, three drones targeted the Union III site near the embassy. There are no reports of injuries or damage. 

Meanwhile, a drone attack targeted the airport at Erbil, which also houses U.S. troops. A group that calls itself Saraya Awliya al-Dam, claimed the attack. Saraya Awliya al-Dam is part of the Iranian-aligned “Axis of Resistance.” 

Social Media Disinformation

Social media accounts that support these groups showed video footage of the rockets and missiles hitting the airport. One message claims that a drone strike targeted a safe house at a hotel near the Salah al-Din resort used by the Israeli intelligence agency, the Mossad, and killed a number of people.