Iran says it flew drone over U.S. aircraft carrier

January 29, 2016 2:23 PM

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TEHRAN, Iran — Iran flew a surveillance drone over a U.S. aircraft carrier and took "precise" photographs of it as part of an ongoing naval drill, state television reported Friday. The Navy said an unarmed Iranian drone flew near a French and American carrier Jan. 12, but couldn't confirm it was the same incident.

The reported drone overflight comes after a series of naval incidents between Iran and the U.S. in the greater Persian Gulf, including test rocket fire by the Islamic Republic and its brief capture of American sailors who strayed into its territorial waters.

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