Iran Says It Has Shot Down 'Unknown' Drone
Near Persian Gulf
November 08, 2019
An Iranian official has been quoted as
saying air defense forces have shot down an
"unknown" drone in the country's southwest.
The state-run IRNA news agency said the
drone was shot out of the sky in the morning
on November 8 over the port city of Mahshahr,
which is in the oil-rich Khuzestan Province
and lies on the Persian Gulf.
The report did not say whether the drone was
a military or commercially available device.
semiofficial Mehr news agency later reported
that wreckage from the drone had been
recovered and was being examined by the
The U.S. military denied one of its drones
was shot down. "Alleged reports of a U.S.
drone being shot down are incorrect," U.S.
Central Command said in a post on Twitter.
In June, Iran shot down a U.S. surveillance
drone in the Strait of Hormuz. Tehran said
the drone "violated" its territorial
airspace, while the United States called the
incident "an unprovoked attack" in
international airspace over the narrow mouth
of the Persian Gulf.
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