Iran shoots down US drone as tensions soar

AFP

2019/06/21 | 711 words | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | DEFENCE

Iran shot down a US spy drone Thursday near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, with the two sides at odds whether it was in Iranian or international airspace, in the latest incident stoking tensions between the arch-foes.The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said the "US-made Global Hawk surveillance drone" was hit with a missile "after violating Iranian air space" over the waters of Hormozgan province.The Pentagon confirmed a US surveillance drone was shot down by Iranian forces, but it insist...(…)

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