Iran says it captured foreign aircraft
By The Associated Press
Published: Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, 8:45 p.m.
TEHRAN — Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said on Saturday that it had captured a foreign unmanned aircraft during a military exercise in southern Iran.
Gen. Hamid Sarkheili, a spokesman for the military exercise, said the Guard's electronic warfare unit spotted signals indicating that foreign drones were trying to enter Iranian airspace.
Sarkheili said the Iranians were able to take control of one drone's navigation system and brought it down near the city of Sirjan, where the military drills had begun.
In Washington, a CIA spokeswoman declined to comment on the report.
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