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Iranian Fighter Jet Tried to Intercept a U.S. Predator Drone

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A MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle.

Al Arabiya – An Iranian fighter jet tried to intercept a U.S. Predator drone over the Gulf but backed off after encountering two American military aircraft, the Pentagon said Thursday.

“One of the U.S. aircraft discharged a flare as a warning to the Iranian plane, which then broke off pursuit,” spokesman George Little said in a statement.

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