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August 23, 2015 11:17 am

Iran Claims it Shot Down Reconnaissance Drone Near Iraq Border

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Iranian Khalij Fars missile on transporter.  Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Iranian Khalij Fars missile on transporter. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Iran’s official IRNA news agency said on Saturday the country’s military had shot down a reconnaissance drone in western Iran near the border with Iraq.

IRNA quoted Colonel Farzad Fereidouni, a local air defense system commander, in a report as saying the unmanned aircraft was shot down in recent days after it “confronted” the air defense missile system. He did not say which country the drone belonged to, or give specifics on the timing.

Read full story at The Guardian.

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