Iran Shot Down Surveillance Drone on Western Border, State Agency Reports

Iranian commander says air defense system missiles down drone, but doesn't mention which country aircraft belonged to.

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In August 2014, the Al Alam news channel reported that Iran downed an Israeli Hermes spy drone. This image, released at the time, was said to show that aircraft. Credit: Screengrab

REUTERS - Iran recently shot down an unknown surveillance drone on its western border, the state news agency said on Saturday. 

"After spotting the drone, our air defense system missiles shot it down," Farzad Fereidooni, commander of Anti-aircraft system in Kermanshah province was quoted as saying by IRNA. 

"We have given warning to 12 unknown flights last year and they have left Iran's air space." 

He did not mention which country the shot-down drone belonged to. Iran has brought down U.S. surveillance and what it claims to be Israeli drones in recent years. 

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