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U.S. says ‘no indication’ Iran shot down reconnaissance drone

Posted By admin On December 4, 2011 @ 3:26 pm In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

Haaretz/Reuters [1]
December 4, 2011

Iranian media reported on Sunday that their country’s military had shot down a U.S. reconnaissance drone in eastern Iran, but a U.S. official said there was no indication the aircraft had been shot down.

“Iran’s military has downed an intruding RQ-170 American drone in eastern Iran,” Iran’s Arabic-language Al Alam state television network quoted a military source as saying.

“The spy drone, which has been downed with little damage, was seized by the Iranian armed forces,” the source said. “The Iranian military’s response to the American spy drone’s violation of our airspace will not be limited to Iran’s borders.” Iranian officials were not available to comment further.

NATO’s International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan said in a statement: “The UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) to which the Iranians are referring may be a U.S. unarmed reconnaissance aircraft that had been flying a mission over western Afghanistan late last week.

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[1] Haaretz/Reuters: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/u-s-says-no-indication-iran-shot-down-reconnaissance-drone-1.399519

[2] Iran military shoots down U.S. drone – state TV: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-military-shoots-down-u-s-drone-state-tv.html

[3] US Confirms That A Sentinel Drone On A Top Secret Mission Went Down Near Iran: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-confirms-that-a-sentinel-drone-on-a-top-secret-mission-went-down-near-iran.html

[4] Iran obtains fresh information on downed US RQ-170 drone: Minister: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-obtains-fresh-information-on-downed-us-rq-170-drone-minister.html

[5] Iran says Obama should apologise for downed drone: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-says-obama-should-apologise-for-downed-drone.html

[6] Pentagon acknowledges Iran drone aircraft downing: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pentagon-acknowledges-iran-drone-aircraft-downing.html

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