Iranian air defense force reportedly shot down an “unknown” drone on Friday morning for allegedly violating its airspace.
The drone was reportedly hit in the early morning at the port city of Mahshahr, which is in the oil-rich Khuzestan province and lies on the Persian Gulf.
“The downed droned definitely belonged to a foreign country. Its wreckage has been recovered and is being investigated,” the governor of Khuzestan, Gholamreza Shariati, said, according to the official IRNA news agency.
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He said the drone violated Iran’s airspace but did not provide any additional information, including whether it was a military or civilian drone.
Iran’s Arabic-Language al-Alam TV channel said: “Residents of Imam Khomeini port city heard the sound of a missile being fired on Friday morning.”
A U.S. military official told Fox News on Friday that all American drones are accounted for and none have been shot down.
The Pentagon official, when asked if any U.S. drone crashed or malfunctioned in the region on Friday, said: “There is no operation reporting of any (U.S.) drone going down.”
There was no immediate response from Iran’s foe Israel.