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US warplanes down Iranian UAV over Iraq

17th March 2009 - 23:00 GMT | by in Canberra


The Pentagon says it is conducting out a detailed analysis of the remains of an Iranian Aircraft Manufacturing Ababil 3 unmanned air system that was shot down by two coalition fighter aircraft north of Baghdad on 25 February, and are now attempting to determine its mission and capabilities.

Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell says that "there is exploitation underway right now of the debris from the aircraft to try to determine what precisely they had their eyes on."

He says that while the UAS incursion " is the first of its kind, I frankly don't know why it should come

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