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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Predator crashes in Iraq

MQ-1 PredatorAn MQ-1 Predator crashed Monday morning local time in Southeastern Iraq, according to U.S. Air Forces, Central Command.

The drone was flying a combat mission when it went down, AFCENT announced in a brief news release on Monday. There are no reports so far that civilians were injured or property damaged at the crash site.

AFCENT maintains that the Predator was not brought down by enemy fire, but it did not provide other information about how the drone crashed. Investigators will work to determine why the Predator crashed.

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