Monday, April 23, 2012

Iran says recovered data from US spy drone

Iran claimed on Sunday that it had recovered data from an American spy drone that went down in the country last year, including information that the aircraft was used to spy on Osama bin Laden weeks before he was killed. Iran also said it was building a copy of the drone.

Similar unmanned surveillance planes have been used in Afghanistan for years and kept watch on bin Laden's compound in Pakistan. But US officials have said little about the history of the particular aircraft now in Iran's possession.

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