U.S. drone crashes in northern Iraq
www.chinaview.cn 2009-09-26 22:58:55   Print

    MOSUL, Iraq, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- A U.S. unmanned drone crashed Saturday in the Iraqi city of Mosul, the capital of Nineveh province, without causing any casualties, the U.S. military and Iraqi provincial police said.

    The reconnaissance drone struck the office of the Iraqi Islamic Party, the major Sunni Arab political party, a U.S. military spokesman said.

    There was no report about injuries and there was no indication that the aircraft was shot down, he said, adding that the incident is under investigation.

    An Iraqi police source in Mosul told Xinhua that a U.S. drone crashed on the building of the Iraqi Islamic party office at the Ghazlany area, just south of Mosul without causing casualties.

    There was no report about ground fire before the crash, he said, referring to that technical reasons apparently were behind the incident.

    He said U.S. troops rushed to the scene and cordoned off the building.

Editor: Yan
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