Moments ago, local Iranian news outlets confirmed the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran have shot down a drone from a "foreign country."
- IRANIAN OFFICIAL CONFIRMS DOWNING OF A DRONE BY ARMY, SAYS IT BELONGS TO A FOREIGN COUNTRY - YOUNG JOURNALISTS CLUB
- COMMANDER OF IRAN ARMY AIR DEFENSE SABAHIFARD SAYS THE DRONE WAS SHOT DOWN "BEFORE REACHING SENSITIVE SITES" OF THE COUNTRY - IRAN FRONT PAGE
The unidentified drone was downed near the port of Bandar-e-Mahshahr on the Gulf coast, ISNA and Tasnim, reported.
Iran Front Page's Reza Khaasteh said, "Mahshahr is home to Iran's Petrochemical Special Economic Zone (Petzone), where a major part of the country's petchem plants are located."
Mahshahr is home to Iran's Petrochemical Special Economic Zone (Petzone), where a major part of the country's petchem plants are located— Reza Khaasteh (@Khaaasteh) November 8, 2019
Tasnim reported that a domestically manufactured Mersad surface-to-air missile was defending Iranian airspace at the time of the incident.
Lucas Tomlinson, a Fox News reporter covering all matters related to the Pentagon, said a defense official says "No reports of US drone being shot down."
Pentagon: “No reports of US drone being shot down,” defense official says— Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) November 8, 2019
Iran claims it shot down a drone that violated Iranian airspace Friday morning
The governor of Iran's southern Khuzestan province, Gholamreza Shariati, said the wreckage of the drone "has been recovered and is being investigated."