Somalia: US drones kill dozens in Somalia

Published: September 26, 2011

United States drones have reportedly struck three districts in southern Somalia, killing dozens of civilians and wounding scores of others.
The attacks took place on Sunday against the Hoosingow, Diif, and Taabto districts near the southern city of Afmadow, a Press TV correspondent reported.
Local elder Ahmed Kulmiye said hundreds of frightened families had started fleeing the area.
Two similar US-operated aircraft also reportedly crashed inside and along the coastline of the southern Kismayu port city, which is located some 500 kilometers to the south of the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Government officials described one of the aircraft as a spy drone and the other a destroyer.
Drone attacks in Somalia make the lawless state the sixth country where the US military has used remote-controlled aircraft to conduct such lethal strikes.
The United States has also employed drones in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Iraq, and Yemen to launch aerial bombings.

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