Iran downs two US spy planes outside its airspace
16-Jan-2011 (one comment)

On Saturday, Iran said it had determined the two aircraft were operated by the US after announcing their downing earlier this month. The US navy's 5th Fleet, which is based in the Gulf, said at the time that it had no reports of any aircraft downed recently.

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Lost in translation?

by acopier101 on

From Fars News Agency, here is exactly what Major General Gholamali Rashid said: “Of course I have to say that these aircrafts were downed outside of Islamic Republic of Iran’s [air] space, meaning outside of FIR [Flight Information Region].”

There might be a difference between what is defined as "air space" and what is "FIR".  I don't know the difference.

Please see the original story posted by Fars News Agency: