The shot reportedly occurred over the Strait of Hormuz; An Iranian media outlet claimed that the video of the warning shot was filmed in a military control room; There is skepticism surrounding the timing of the event.
According to an Iranian report on Thursday, the Islamic Republic allegedly fired a “warning shot” at an MQ-9 Reaper drone belonging to the United States military. What is being reported by multiple media outlets is that the event occurred over the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf. This particular Strait is the gatekeeper to one of the world’s largest oil export regions.
One of the initial reports revealed that Iran’s air defense systems responded to the drone, intentionally missing. The MQ-9 Reaper is often equipped with hellfire missiles and is capable of carrying large bombs.
Following the report of the warning shot, which Iranian media claimed to have filmed from a military control room, skepticism surfaced concerning the reliability and timing of the incident after it was revealed that the clip originally surfaced on Wednesday. The actual timing of the event remains unknown as of now.