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    Media Release Alleged Video of Missile Launched to Down Drone That Violated Iranian Airspace

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    The governor of Khuzestan Province, where the incident took place, earlier confirmed that the drone had been downed by the port's defences. He added that the drone definitely belongs to a foreign state and that details will be determined after its remains are retrieved by the Iranian military.

    Iranian media have released a video showing how the country's domestically-produced air defence systems stationed at the southern port of Mahshahr shot missiles at an unidentified drone that violated the country's airspace. According to a report by the Tasnim News Agency, the air defence system Mersad was used to take down the drone.

    Ghulam Reza Shariati, Governor of Khuzestan Province where the port of Mahshahr is located, stated to the media outlet Young Journalists Club that the drone's remains are currently being retrieved by the military. He added that the unmanned aerial aircraft "definitely" belonged to a foreign state, without naming which one.

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