01292015Thu

Iran 'captures' US drone over Gulf waters: Guards

TEHRAN (AFP) — Iran has "captured" an unmanned US drone over Gulf waters after it entered Iranian airspace, the Revolutionary Guards said in a statement on Tuesday.

"The unmanned US drone patrolling Persian Gulf waters, performing reconnaissance and gathering intel, was captured as soon as it entered Iranian airspace," the elite unit's naval forces said, cited by state broadcaster IRIB.

It added the drone was of ScanEagle type which takes off from battleships.

It did not elaborate on how the aircraft was "captured".

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