Iran claims it shot down 'Western spy planes'
January 2nd, 2011
09:11 PM ET

Iran claims it shot down 'Western spy planes'

Iran said Sunday it had shot down what it described as two Western spy planes over the Persian Gulf, according to Iranian media reports.

Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, air force commander for Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps, made the comments to Payam Engelab, or Message of the Revolution, an internal Islamic Revolution Guard Corps publication, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.

He described the aircraft as a spy drone "which can take pictures," according to state-run Press TV, which cited Fars. However, he did not say when the incident occurred or give more specifics.

A U.S. military official said Sunday that the United States is not aware of missing drones in the region.

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  1. Daniel

    This sounds a little to good to be true. Still,the creeps who operate those ungodly drones need to be indicted and brought to justice for crimes against humanity!!!

    January 3, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  2. Daniel

    Marklange is an idiot

    January 3, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Daniel

    Im a dingleberry and have no clue what im saying

    January 3, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. John

    Those filthy creeps who operate those drones dropping 500lb. bombs on defenseless people in both Afghanistan and Pakistan need to be prosecuted in a war crimes tribunal and that's all there is to it!!! After all,they are C.I.A.agents!

    January 3, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Well put,John. Thank you.

      January 3, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lee S

      How is it illegal? Pakistan HAS to of given us permission to be there in the first place(Dont tell me they just LET us use their airspace) If they are carrying a weapon and not in a uniform, the Geneva convention doesnt apply. What about all of those whackjobs from Gaza and the West Bank that you know, target school buses with laser guided missiles? What about the civilians there? The international community is a joke. I think Air Force personnel operate those drones anyway from the US.

      July 22, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
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