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US says crashed drone drifted into Philippine sea

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The United States confirmed Tuesday that it owned a drone found in Philippine waters, but said the craft only drifted into Filipino territory after crashing at sea four months ago. 

Handout released by the Philippine National Police-Masbate (PNP-Masbate) shows a US drone lying along the beach in San Jacinto town, Masbate province, on January 8, 2013. The United States has confirmed it owned a drone found in Philippine waters, but said the craft only drifted into Filipino territory after crashing at sea four months ago.

The "unarmed target drone" was deployed from the guided missile destroyer USS Chafee in war games off the coast of Guam in September last year, the US embassy in Manila said in a statement.

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