Iran ‘shoots down Western spy drones’ in Gulf
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have shot down two “Western spy drones” in the Gulf, a senior Iranian commander has been quoted as saying.
2 January 2011
“Many” other drones have been shot down over an unspecified period of time, the Fars news agency quoted him as saying.
The head of the Revolutionary Guards’ air force wing, Amir Ali Hajizadeh, produced no evidence to support the report.
He said this was the first time news of the incidents had been reported.
The drones were mainly being used in Iraq and Afghanistan but “some violations against our soil” had also occurred, the commander said.
The Revolutionary Guards were set up following the Islamic revolution in 1979, and its commanders have frequently delivered warnings to Israel