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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 03:03 PM
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40. Iran Says It Shot Down Unmanned U.S. Plane
Source: Wall Street Journal

Julian E. Barnes

WASHINGTONIran claimed Sunday it shot down a U.S. stealth drone near the country's eastern border, but U.S. officials in Afghanistan said the craft could instead be an unmanned reconnaissance plane that veered off course and crashed last week.

The official Iranian news agency quoted a military official who said Tehran had downed an RQ-170 Sentinel, the U.S. Air Force's stealth drone.

U.S. and NATO officials wouldn't say what kind of American drone had gone missing. But a U.S. official said there was no indication that the aircraft had been shot down by the Iranians.

American officials believe that after the remote pilots lost control of the aircraft, the drone crashed in an unknown location.



Read more: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204770404...
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