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Iran: US spy planes shot down outside air space

Little information is still known about the incident

AP, Sunday 16 Jan 2011
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An Iranian semi-official news agency says that the two U.S. pilotless spy planes that Iran claimed to have shot down were targeted outside of Iran's air space.

The Sunday report by Fars news agency quoted Gen. Gholam Ali Rashid, acting chief of the country's armed forces. Gen. Rashid did not say why Iran shot down the planes while they were flying outside of the country's air space.

On Saturday, Iran said it had determined the two were operated by the U.S. after earlier this month announcing their downing. The U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, which is based in the Gulf, said at the time that it had no reports of any aircraft downed recently.

Iran originally said the planes were violating its air space. It's not clear when they were downed.

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