US Navy drone shot down by Iranian surface-to-air missile over Strait of Hormuz
A US official said Thursday that an Iranian surface-to-air missile shot down a US Navy drone flying in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz.
The U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C drone, which has the same wingspan as a Boeing 737, was over international airspace at the time and about 17 miles from Iran, the source said.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard terror group said it shot down a US “spy drone” over its territory, contradicting the US official.
The US said Iran fired a missile at another drone last week that responded to the attack on two oil tankers near the Gulf.
The attack came two days after the US military announced that will send an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East, the British Royal Navy announced that will deploy 100 Marines, and tensions between the US and Iran continue to escalate.
Yesterday, a rocket launched by Iranian-backed terrorists hit the site of several global major oil companies, including US giant ExxonMobil, near Iraq’s southern city of Basra early, wounding three Iraqi workers.