US spy drone would have been shot down by Iran during flight near nuclear enrichment plant 2207113
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|US spy drone would have been shot down by Iran during a flight near a nuclear enrichment plant.|
Member of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Ali Aqazadeh Dafsari said on Tuesday that an American unmanned spy drone was shot down near the Fordo nuclear enrichment plant in Qom province by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)'s Air Defense units.
The Fordo nuclear enrichment plant is being built inside a mountain near Qom
The official stated that the US drone was on a mission to identify the location of the Fordo nuclear enrichment plant and gather information about the nuclear facility for the CIA, Dafsari stated.
Earlier this year, a senior Iranian military official had confirmed reports on the shooting down of several enemy drones over the Persian Gulf, and said Iran has targeted a large number of these pilotless planes during the last 7 years.
"We have experienced similar incidents many times in the past and there have even been drones belonging to the occupying Zionist regime (Israel), the United States and Britain which have been shot down in the Persian Gulf during the past 7 years," the senior military official told FNA in January.
Also in January 2007, the Iranian military troops shot down a spy plane of the US army when trying to cross Iran-Iraq borders in the Southwestern city of Dasht-e-Azadegan, Khuzestan province.