A senior Iranian defence official asserted that “a drone which was trying to hide itself from radars by flying at low altitude was traced and targeted. We cannot yet certainly identify the origin and main target of this drone as we have not yet retrieved parts of the drone”. The U.S. military maintained that “if a UAS [Unmanned Aerial System] had gone down in the CENTCOM AOR [U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility] it was not a Department of Defense asset. All U.S. equipment has been accounted for”.
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