6/20/2019, 5:52 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Iran says it shot down US drone

Iran claimed on Thursday that its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) intercepted and shot down a United States drone, according to the IRNA state news agency. The drone allegedly entered Iranian airspace in the Hormozgan province in the south of the country.

The report said that the IRGC identified the drone as an RQ-4 Global Hawk. The US has not issued a statement on the incident. On Wednesday, the Pentagon announced it will send a Patriot missile battalion, strike drones, and manned surveillance aircraft to the Middle East in addition to the 1,000 troops which will be sent to the region "for defensive purposes."

Baha Breaking the News (BBN) / DJ