Iranian Revolutionary Guards shoot down US spy drone

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Iranian Revolutionary Guards shoot down US spy drone

TEHRAN - Iran 's elite Revolutionary Guard force said Thursday it shot down a US "spy drone" over its territory, Iranian state television reported, Al Jazeera has reported.

An anonymous US official later told news agencies an American naval drone was downed over international airspace.

"The US-made Global Hawk surveillance drone was brought down" in the country's southern coastal province of Hormozgan, the Revolutionary Guard was quoted as saying by the English-language Press TV.

"It was shot down when it entered Iran 's airspace near the Kouhmobarak district in the south," the force's website said.

State television did not provide images of the aircraft.

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