U.S. loses drone over Syria, which claims to have brought it down

March 17, 2015 10:01 PM

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BEIRUT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States lost contact with an unarmed Predator drone over Syria on Tuesday, U.S. officials said, stopping short of confirming the plane was taken down by Syrian air defenses, as reported by Syrian state media.

"At this time, we have no information to corroborate press reports that the aircraft was shot down," a U.S. defense official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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