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No airspace violation: US after Iran claims to shot down drone

REUTERS
Published : Jun 20, 2019, 1:25 pm IST
Updated : Jun 20, 2019, 1:25 pm IST

news website run by Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said a US drone was shot down over the southern Iranian province of Hormozgan.

 The US military has in recent days confirmed an attempt by Iran to shoot down a US drone last week as well as a successful shootdown of one on June 6 by Iran-aligned Houthi forces in Yemen. (Photo: Representational)
  The US military has in recent days confirmed an attempt by Iran to shoot down a US drone last week as well as a successful shootdown of one on June 6 by Iran-aligned Houthi forces in Yemen. (Photo: Representational)

Washington: The US military did not fly over Iranian airspace on Wednesday, the US military said, after a news website run by Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said a US drone was shot down over the southern Iranian province of Hormozgan.

"No US aircraft were operating in Iranian airspace today," Navy Captain Bill Urban, a spokesman for the US military's Central Command, said shortly before midnight on Wednesday.

Urban declined further comment. The US military has in recent days confirmed an attempt by Iran to shoot down a US drone last week as well as a successful shootdown of one on June 6 by Iran-aligned Houthi forces in Yemen.

Tags: us military, iran airspace violation
Location: United States, Washington