Pentagon: US Spy Drone Falls Down in Iraq

Pentagon: US Spy Drone Falls Down in Iraq
Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:49:02

Defense Department spokesman Army Maj. Roger Cabiness confirmed the news Tuesday in a statement to The Hill after photos of the downed aircraft surfaced on Twitter accounts based out of Iraq, Al-Alam News Network reports.

He said the drone was returning to its base after an intelligence mission when it had "technical complications."

"There were no weapons on board the aircraft. We are working with Iraqi authorities to recover the aircraft," Cabiness said in a statement.

Earlier in the day, at least two Twitter users posted photos of the drone reportedly in the Iraqi town of Samawa, about 200 miles south of Baghdad.

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