Thursday Nov 03, 201104:43 PM GMT
US terror drones kill 41 more in Somalia
Thu Nov 3, 2011 4:46PM
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At least 41 people have been killed in a US assassination drone attack near the country's border with Kenya, Press TV reported.

The US remote-controlled drones launched an aerial attack on the outskirts of Hoomboy town, which is situated in Somalia's southern region of the Middle Juba.

The aerial attack followed a US assassination strike against Jamame town in Somalia's southern Jubbada Hoose region earlier on Thursday. At least 28 people were killed and dozens more were wounded.

Somalia is the sixth country where the United States has used remote-controlled drone aircraft to launch deadly missile strikes.

On October 28, the United States admitted to flying unmanned aerial vehicles from Ethiopia.

"The US has unarmed and unmanned aircraft at a facility there (Ethiopia) to be used only for surveillance as part of a broad, sustained integrated campaign to counter terrorism," Pentagon spokesman Captain John Kirby said.

The confirmation appeared a day after The Washington Post revealed in a report that the US flies “armed” drones from an airfield in Ethiopia's southern city of Arba Minch.

The US military has also used drones in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Iraq, and Yemen.

Somalia has not had a functioning government since 1991, when warlords overthrew former dictator Mohamed Siad Barre.

Strategically located in the Horn of Africa, Somalia remains one of the countries generating the highest number of refugees and internally displaced persons in the world.

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