Iran captures U.S. drone in its airspace

Iran captures U.S. drone in its airspace

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Bob Schmahl

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Dec 4, 2012
Iran captures U.S. drone in its airspace-media

Source: Reuters

(Reuters)- Iran captured a U.S. drone that was flying in the country's airspace, its media reported on Tuesday.

The ScanEagle drone was gathering information over Gulf waters and had entered Iranian airspace when it was captured by the naval unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), the Fars news agency reported, without giving details.

The agency said the drone was captured sometime "in the last few days." It was not clear how it was captured.


A U.S. Navy spokesman said they were aware of the reports, and were looking into them.

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