Iran's Revolutionary Guards have shot down two "Western spy" drones in the Gulf, the Fars news agency quoted a top commander of the elite military force as saying on Sunday. It did not say when this has happened.
"Westerners have a series of capabilities which cannot be ignored, especially satellites, or for example they have spy planes which can take pictures in some places," Amir Ali Hajizadeh, head of the air force wing of the Guards said. He said that the drones were mainly being used in Iraq and Afghanistan but "some violations against our soil" have also occurred. "And we have so far downed many of their advanced spy planes. In the Persian Gulf, we have downed two of their planes and this is the first time that we are saying it," Hajizadeh said.
He also stressed that all "enemy" bases in the region were within range of Iranian missiles.