CLAIM: Over the last three days, the Iranian air defenses have warned off several jet fighters and drones as the country conducts their military drills. Some of those warnings have been directed at U.S. military assets.
According to Tasmin news agency of Iran, Iranian General Abbas Farajpour said, “In the past three days of military drills, the air defense has given warnings to 12 aircraft of trans-regional countries to stay away from the country’s airspace.”
Tasnim news agency, which is close to the Iranian military, reported that the General stated, “Some of those aircraft included U.S. fighter jets and drones.”
The ongoing Iranian Military drills involve over 17,000 personnel stationed over 190,000 square miles of southern Iran.
U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, based in Bahrain, did not comment. However, in recent months, the 5th Fleet has complained about interactions with Iran’s military at sea and in the air.
Another of Iran’s semi-official news agencies, Far, said troops participating in the drill test-fired a long-range S-200 surface-to-air missile, destroying a drone.
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