U.S. drones allowed in Iraqi skies

Washington Post – American troops are almost gone from Iraq, but that doesn’t mean the U.S. military will cease its operations there entirely. Baghdad has given Washington permission to keep flying Predator drones on surveillance missions over northern Iraq, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Friday. The unmanned airplanes, which operate out of Incirlik Air Base in Turkey, are being used to look for fighters from the Kurdistan Worker’s Party, or PKK. Read Article