US shot down Iranian aircraft over Iraq

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The Independent Online

A US military spokesman confirmed today that its forces shot down an unmanned Iranian aircraft in Iraqi airspace last month.

"Coalition multi-role jet fighters shot down an unmanned Iranian (aircraft) on 25 February, approximately 60 miles (100 km) northeast of Baghdad," the spokesman said.

The craft "had been tracked by coalition air forces for nearly 1 hour and 10 minutes before it was engaged and shot down well inside Iraqi airspace."