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‘Refrained from shooting U.S. plane with 35 on board’

Iran refrained from shooting down a U.S. plane with 35 people on board that was accompanying the downed drone in the Gulf, a Revolutionary Guards commander said on Friday.

Amirali Hajizadeh, head of the Revolutionary Guards aerospace division, was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency: ”With the U.S. drone in the region there was also an American P-8 plane with 35 people on board.

This plane also entered our airspace and we could have shot it down, but we did not.”

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