The U.S. led coalition in Afghanistan issued a statement saying the aircraft was a drone that operators lost contact with last week while it was flying a mission over neighboring western Afghanistan.
IRNA quoted an unidentified Iranian military official saying Sunday that the spy plane was shot down by Iran's armed forces and suffered minor damage.. The official also warned of strong and crushing response to any violations of the country's airspace by American drone aircraft.
|Alghadir missile base|
|Brigadier General Hassan Moghaddam|
|President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad|
Also in July, Iranian lawmaker Ali Aghazadeh Dafsari said Iran's Revolutionary Guard shot down an unmanned U.S. spy plane that was trying to gather information on an underground uranium enrichment site.
|Sen. Mark Kirk|