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Iran Fires on Unarmed U.S. Predator Drone

CNN reports that two Iranian fighter jets fired on an unarmed US Air Force Predator drone while it was over the Persian Gulf in the airspace east of Kuwait last week.

The drone, according to CNN, was engaged in routine maritime surveillance and in international airspace at the time the Iranian jets fired, and it was not hit.

CNN goes on to state that the incident raises concerns over Iranian military aggression in Gulf oil shipping lanes. Furthermore:

[Pentagon Press Secretary George] Little said the United States believed this was the first time an unmanned aircraft was shot at by the Iranians in international waters over the gulf. In December of 2011, a U.S. surveillance drone crashed in eastern Iran. Iranians claim to have shot it down, and created a toy model of the drone to celebrate its capture.

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