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Iran 'captures' US drone over Gulf waters

The unmanned drone is reported to have been captured after it entered Iranian airspace, the Revolutionary Guards have said. t

A Predator B unmanned drone pictured in Texas (File photo)
A Predator B unmanned drone pictured in Texas (File photo)
Image: AP Photo/Eric Gay, File

IRAN HAS “CAPTURED” an unmanned US drone over Gulf waters after it entered Iranian airspace, the Revolutionary Guards said in a statement this morning.

“The unmanned US drone patrolling Persian Gulf waters, performing reconnaissance and gathering intel, was captured as soon as it entered Iranian airspace,” the elite unit’s naval forces said, cited by state broadcaster IRIB.

It added the drone was of ScanEagle type which takes off from battleships.

It did not elaborate on how the aircraft was “captured”.

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