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US spy plane downed in Iran belonged to CIA

The unmanned drone belonged to the CIA's fleet of spy planes, according to the Washington Post
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The RQ-1 Preditor taxi's in after one of its sorties September 15, 2004 in Balad Air Base, Iraq. The RQ-1is a medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle. (U.S. Air Force/AFP/Getty Images)

The unmanned drone that was reportedly shot down by Iran this week was flying on a mission for the Central Intelligence Agency, reported the Washington Post.

The Post cited unnamed American officials who said:

Iran’s military appears to be in possession of one of the more sensitive surveillance platforms in the CIA’s fleet, an aircraft that was shaped and designed to evade enemy defenses.

Spokesmen for the American spy agency and the Pentagon declined to comment to the Post.

Read more about the American “Drone Wars” here.