Iran releases footage from captured US drone / VIDEO

Recordings have been made by the drone’s underbelly camera, and include views from the area surrounding the Kandahar base.

Iran releases footage from captured US drone / VIDEO

World Bulletin / News Desk

Iran released what it said was the decoded footage taken by a US reconnaissance drone plane that it captured more than a year ago, Iranian media reported.

The grainy footage was broadcast on Iranian television late on Wednesday and showed images of what officials said were a US base inside Afghanistan and several other aerial shots.

It featured narration from the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps aerospace force, Amir Ali Hajizadeh.

"After we decrypted the data ... we realised that this aircraft had made a lot of flights inside regional countries and was directing much fighting in Pakistan," he said, according to Mehr news agency.

In December 2011, Iran said it had captured an unmanned U.S. RQ-170 drone in eastern Iran which was reported lost by U.S. forces in neighbouring Afghanistan.

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