- Iran’s Revolutionary Guard fired a missile at a US drone early Thursday morning.
- Iran’s military has since published a video of a missile launcher shooting at an object in the sky, followed by an explosion.
- Watch it below.
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Iran’s military has released footage of what it said was its attack on a US drone on Thursday.
Iran Military Tube, a YouTube channel that describes itself as the force’s unofficial media center, published a 52-second-long video that seems to show an Iranian missile launcher shooting at an object in the sky, followed by an explosion.
Watch Iran’s video – which came with dramatic backing music – below. It has been republished by outlets such as The Washington Post and Sky News, which attributed the clip to Iran’s military. Reuters also published a screengrab from the video, attributing it to Iran’s IRINN news agency.
The video of what’s said to be the strike is dark because the attack took place early Thursday morning, around 3.30 a.m. local time.
The video concludes with a map showing Iranian and international airspace around the Gulf of Oman and what it says is the flight path of the drone, a US Navy RQ-4A Global Hawk.
Washington maintains that the drone had been in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and never entered Iranian airspace.
President Donald Trump said the drone attack was a “terrible mistake” by Iran, and he approved plans for military attack before abruptly pulling out, according to The New York Times.
The US Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order prohibiting US operators from flying in Iran-controlled airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman in the wake of the drone attack.
Multiple airlines, including Australia’s Qantas and the Netherlands’s KLM, have also diverted or canceled flights that would have flown over parts of Iranian airspace.
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