Venezuela claims it has “neutralized” a US-registered aircraft for violating its airspace, in what it said was part of its battle against drug trafficking.

The Strategic Command Operations branch of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces tweeted on Wednesday that it “neutralized” the plane “with military jets according to protocols” after it was spotted in Venezuelan airspace at midnight on July 7. It shared photos of a downed plane on fire, with a soldier standing next to the wreckage. (RT)