“This aircraft has carried out many operations in the countries around Iran,” the narrator says. “In the operations taken place in Pakistan, this aircraft guided many of the clashes …”
The narrator also says that some of the footage shows the drone near Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan.
CNN can not independently verify the authenticity of the video. Also CNN could not immediately reach Pentagon officials for comment.
Iran had said it downed the drone on December 4, 2011 near Kashmar in the country’s northeast, some 225 kilometers (140 miles) from the border with Afghanistan.
At the time, U.S. officials acknowledged that the drone was missing and President Barack Obama asked Iran to return it.
“We’ve asked for it back. We’ll see how the Iranians respond,” Obama said later that month.
At the time Iranian military officials vowed not to return the plane. FULL ARTICLE
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