Iran captures US drone - report

Last updated 21:15 04/12/2012

Relevant offers

Middle East

Fresh calls for ceasefire from NZ and others, with new Security Council resolution on war-torn Syria The underground wonderland where Syrian children get to play Syrian government drives rebels from swathe of Aleppo Moroccan TV shocks with makeup tips for hiding domestic violence Jonathan Milne: Real news or fake news? It's hard to tell the difference when this year's truth is stranger than fiction At least 40killed and dozens wounded in Iran passenger train crash Wildfires tear across Israel, leaders brand arsonists "terrorists" Under the thumb of Isis, a chocolate bar means a lot Charges dropped against British woman for reporting her rape in Dubai First-person account from Aleppo: 'We don't know what tomorrow will bring'

Iran has captured a United States drone that was flying in the country's airspace, according to a report.

The ScanEagle drone was gathering information over Gulf waters and had entered Iranian airspace when it was captured by the naval unit of the Revolutionary Guards force, Iran's Fars news agency reported, without giving details.

Last month the US said Iranian warplanes shot at a US surveillance drone flying in international airspace. Iran said the aircraft had entered its airspace.

The ScanEagle is manufactured by Boeing. According to the firm's website, the drone is 1.2 metres long and has a 3m wingspan.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content