There were no reports of damage or injuries from the incident, which was also confirmed by an Iraqi security official.
The official with the US-led international coalition told The Associated Press that the C-RAM defense system at the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center engaged two fixed wing “suicide drones.”
“This was a dangerous attack on a civilian airport,” the coalition official added.
The Iraqi security official who confirmed the incident stated the drones were headed toward a US base at Baghdad airport housing US advisors.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.
Anti-US sentiment has been running deep in Iraq since the assassination of Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, the deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Units, along with the region’s legendary anti-terror Commander General Soleimani in Baghdad.
They were targeted along with their companions on January 3, 2020, in a terrorist drone strike authorized by former US President Donald Trump near Baghdad International Airport.