ran's navy says it has captured a U.S. surveillance drone that was flying over the Persian Gulf. Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps says the unmanned aircraft was brought down immediately after it entered Iranian airspace, according to the state-run news agency IRNA. A Pentagon official said it's unclear what kind of drone Iran nabbed — but it didn't belong to the U.S. "The U.S. Navy has fully accounted for all unmanned air vehicles operating in the Middle East region," the official said. "Our operations in the Gulf are confined to internationally recognized water and air space." Last month, Iranian jets fired on a U.S. drone over the Gulf. Last year, another drone (launched from Afghanistan) crashed in the Iranian desert.
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