A US assassination drone attack has claimed the lives of at least 25 people in eastern Somalia, Press TV reports. The attack took place in Somalia’s Garas Balley district near the capital Mogadishu, leaving at least another 40 injured. The unmanned aircraft also destroyed two al-Shabab bases in the area.
The US has recently stepped up its drone operations in the famine-stricken Somalia.Washington has been carrying out assassination drone attacks in other countries including Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Yemen.
The United Nations has slammed the assassination drone attacks as targeted killings, saying that they pose a challenge to international law.The country has not had a functioning government since 1991, when warlords overthrew former dictator Mohamed Siad Barre. Strategically located in the Horn of Africa, the country remains among the ones generating the highest number of refugees and internally-displaced persons in the world. AMF/SZH/JR