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Tehran drone escaped unharmed, likely belonged to hobbyist

The drone shot at over Tehran escaped the city’s airspace without being shot down and likely belonged to a filmmaker or hobbyist, it has now emerged.

Gen. Alireza Elhami, deputy chief of Iran air defense headquarters, is quoted by the semi-official Fars news agency as saying the drone flew out of the restricted airspace once it came under fire.

It still is not clear who owned the drone, which Tehran Governor Isa Farhadi described as a quadcopter. That suggests it may have been operated by a local hobbyist or aerial photographer rather than a foreign government. The purpose of its flight also wasn’t clear.

— AP

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