U.S. Shoots Down Armed Iranian-made Drone Over Syria

U.S. Shoots Down Armed Iranian-made Drone Over Syria

Iranian Army ground forces launching an Iranian made drone from December 25, 2014 AFP PHOTO/JAMEJAM ONLINE/CHAVOSH HOMAVANDI

U.S. F-15E fighter jet shoots down Iranian-made Shahed 129 pro-regime drone near al-Tanf, Syria. The drone was reportedly armed and in firing range of U.S. troops, a U.S. defense official confirmed to Fox News and CNN.

This is the second time the U.S. has shot down an Iranian drone in less than a month. The downing also marks the fifth time since late May the U.S. military has bombed pro-Syrian forces in southern Syria.

U.S. special operations forces have been training Syrian rebels near al-Tanf Syria, close to Syria’s border with Iraq and Jordan for the past few years.