Washington confirms Iran shot down U.S. surveillance drone

Washington confirms Iran shot down U.S. surveillance drone

The Pentagon confirmed that Iranian forces shot down a U.S. naval surveillance drone

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

According to him, it happened yesterday at 2335 GMT. At the same time, Urban insisted that the aircraft was in international air space, not that of Iran. "Iranian reports that the aircraft was over Iran are false," the AFP cited him as saying.

"This was an unprovoked attack on a US surveillance asset in international airspace," the U.S. Central Command spokesman stressed.

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