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U.S. Doubts Iran Claims It Shot Down Drones In Gulf

The Pentagon has found no evidence to back Iran's claims it shot down drone surveillance aircraft in the Persian Gulf.

Pentagon spokesman Colonel Dave Lapan said there were "no recent reports that would corroborate what the Revolutionary Guard said about unmanned aerial vehicles."

Iran's semi-official Fars news agency quoted a senior Revolutionary Guards commander on January 2 as saying Iran had shot down two unmanned Western reconnaissance drone aircraft in the gulf.

Commander Amir Ali Hajizadeh, head of the elite forces' aerospace unit, did not say when the alleged incidents took place or produce proof they had happened.