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Pentagon Confirms MQ-1 UAV Crash in Iraq

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DoD Confirms MQ-1 UAV Crash in Iraq (excerpt)

(Source: Army Times; published July 23, 2015

The Defense Department confirmed the crash of an MQ-1 unmanned aerial vehicle in Iraq after images apparently featuring the UAV's wreckage showed up on social media, including at least one selfie with remnants of the craft in the background.

The MQ-1 "was returning from an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission when technical complications caused a loss of communication with the aircraft July 16," DoD spokesman Maj. Roger Cabiness II said in an email to Army Times. "There were no weapons on board the aircraft. We are working with Iraqi authorities to recover the aircraft." (end of excerpt)

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