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MID: US says Iranian drone shot down north of Baghdad

17 Mar 2009 3:07 AM

BAGHDAD, March 16 AFP - US warplanes shot down an Iranian drone inside Iraqi airspace north of Baghdad last month, an American military spokesman says.

"This was not an accident on the part of the Iranians," he said in a statement on Monday, without elaborating.

"The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) was in Iraqi airspace for nearly one hour and 10 minutes and well inside Iraqi territory before it was engaged."

The drone was about 100km from Baghdad.

"Coalition multi-role jet fighters shot down an Iranian UAV February 25," the statement said without naming the spokesman.