5 December 2011, 01:42

US drone lost in Afghanistan - ISAF

US drone lost in Afghanistan - ISAF

A surveillance drone flying over western Afghanistan had gone out of control late last week and may be the one Iran said it had shot down over its own airspace, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said on Sunday, Reuters reported. "The UAV to which the Iranians are referring may be a U.S.

A surveillance drone flying over western Afghanistan had gone out of control late last week and may be the one Iran said it had shot down over its own airspace, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said on Sunday, Reuters reported.

"The UAV to which the Iranians are referring may be a U.S. unarmed reconnaissance aircraft that had been flying a mission over western Afghanistan late last week. The operators of the UAV lost control of the aircraft and had been working to determine its status," an ISAF statement said.

Iran’s FARS new agency had earlier reported, citing informed military sources, that the country’s air defenders had shot down a US drone which had allegedly entered the country’s airspace from the east.

(TASS)

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