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Pentagon says Iran shot down drone, insists it was not over airspace

The BAMS-D drone was downed by an Iranian surface-to-air missile system while flying in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz

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The confirmed on Thursday that Iranian forces shot down a US naval surveillance drone but insisted the aircraft was in air space, not that of

The BAMS-D drone was downed by an Iranian surface-to-air missile system while flying in airspace over the Strait of Hormuz, a US Central Command spokesman, Navy Captain Bill Urban, said in a statement.

He said it happened at 2335 GMT Wednesday.

"Iranian reports that the aircraft was over are false," he added. "This was an unprovoked attack on a US surveillance asset in airspace.

First Published: Thu, June 20 2019. 17:40 IST
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