Iran shot down two western spy planes in Gulf: Report

Iran has shot down two spy planes in the Gulf, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander told the semi-official Fars news agency.

Iran shot down two western spy planes in Gulf: Report

Iran has shot down two unmanned western reconnaissance drone aircraft in the Gulf, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander was quoted as saying by the semi-official Fars news agency on Sunday.

"Many spy planes and ultra-modern aircrafts of our enemies have been shot down (by our forces) ... We have also shot down two spy planes in the Persian Gulf," said commander Amir Ali Hajizadeh, head of the elite forces' aerospace unit.

"But it is the first time we are announcing it".

He did not say when the aircraft had been shot down, but described them as "western drone reconnaissance" aircraft.

Hajizadeh said the enemies -- a term used by Iranian authorities for the United States -- had been using the drones mainly in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"But there has been cases of violations of our airspace by their drones," the commander said.

"All their military bases are completely within Iran's missile range ... We have full control of our enemies and notice any changes taking place on our shores," Hajizadeh said.


Reuters

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Bozrog Mehr
Bozrog Mehr - 10 yıl Before

Iran has right to do that due to its sovereign. westerners must understand that they won't reach their aims.