U.S. flying drones armed with Hellfire missiles over Iraq to protect Americans, Pentagon official says

June 27, 2014 9:19 PM

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The U.S. has started flying armed drones over Baghdad to protect U.S. civilians and military forces in the Iraqi capital, a Pentagon official said Friday.

A handful of Predators armed with Hellfire missiles are being used for the mission, the senior defence official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the new flights on the record.

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