December 4, 2011
Iran’s military has shot down an unmanned US aircraft over the east of the country, state TV has reported.
“Iran’s military has downed an intruding RQ-170 American drone in eastern Iran,” Iran’s Arabic-language Al Alam state television network quoted an unnamed military source as saying.
A report on English-language Press TV said the drone was “downed with minimum damage” and seized by Iranian officials close to the border with Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The semi-official Fars news agency, which is believed to be close to the Revolutionary Guard military force, said Iran would respond to the violation of its airspace with actions beyond its own borders.