US detective drone shot down by Iran: Officials

US detective drone shot down by Iran: Officials

Qom : Iran | Jul 20, 2011 at 2:31 AM PDT
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According to a senior Iranian representative, earlier a US drone has been shot down by Iran over Fordo nuclear enrichment plant in the Central Qom province.

Member of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Ali Aqazadeh Dafsari said on Tuesday that the unmanned spy plane was airborne near the Fordo nuclear enrichment plant in Qom region when the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)'s Air protection units brought it downward.

The spokesperson stated that the US drone was on a mission to recognize the position of the Fordo nuclear enrichment plant and gather information about the nuclear facility for the CIA, Dafsari stated.

Previous this year, a senior Iranian military official had long-established reports on the shooting down of several enemy drones over the Persian Gulf, and said Iran has under attack a large figure of these pilotless planes during the last 7 years.

"We have knowledgeable similar incidents many times in the past and there have smooth been drones belonging to the occupying Zionist government (Israel), the United States and Britain which have been shot down in the Persian Gulf for the duration of the past 7 years," the senior military official told FNA in January.

In addition in January 2007, the Iranian armed troops shot down a spy plane of the US army at what time tiresome to cross Iran-Iraq limitations in the Southwestern city of Dasht-e-Azadegan, Khuzestan province.

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