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Iran shoots down US spy drone

Tehran, The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) declared on Thursday that it has shot down a US spy drone.

At the early hours of Thursday, the IRGC air force shot down an American spy drone, identified as RQ4 Global Hawk that had violated Iranian airspace in the Kuh Mubarak region located at Hormozgan province, south of the country, the IRGC's public relations department said in a statement.

RQ4s typically fly at high altitude to conduct reconnaissance missions.

Tensions among Iran and the US increased following US breach of the nuclear deal and reimposing wrongful sanctions in total disregard of the UN Security Council Resolution 2231.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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