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Iran Intercepts U.S. Drones During Military Drills

A U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone on display during the Singapore Airshow in 2020.

A U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone on display during the Singapore Airshow in 2020.

Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Iran said it intercepted two U.S. drones that reportedly violated its airspace during military drills in the country’s southern waters.

The country’s army said in a statement that its air defense unit “intercepted and seriously warned” what it identified as MQ-9 and RQ-4 drones.