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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
US denies Iranian drone capture claim
2012-12-04
A U.S. Navy spokesman said that no drone has been lost in the Gulf recently after Iran said on Tuesday it had captured a U.S. drone in its airspace during the last few days.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps said a ScanEagle drone had been gathering information over the Gulf and had entered Iranian airspace when it was "captured".

The spokesman for U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain said, "The U.S. Navy has fully accounted for all unmanned air vehicles operating in the Middle East region. Our operations in the Gulf are confined to internationally recognized water and air space. We have no record that we have lost any ScanEagles recently."
Posted by:ryuge

#5  Iff not USN or USDOD - CIA?

just sayin.
Posted by: JosephMendiola   2012-12-04 23:10  

#4  US Navy is now "looking into the report"
Iranian TV shows off 'captured US ScanEagle drone'
Posted by: tipper   2012-12-04 09:56  

#3  Depends on what "recently" means.
Posted by: Mugsy Glink   2012-12-04 09:55  

#2  Interesting times when you can't tell one liar (Tehran) from another (Beltway).
Posted by: Procopius2k   2012-12-04 08:39  

#1  So the US Navy says it has not lost a drone and Iran says it has captured one: the two statements are not mutually exclusive; has the CIA lost any drones? I would not expect them to say.
Posted by: Glenmore   2012-12-04 07:46  

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