2 December 2011
US terror drones kill 24 in Somalia

Press TV


American Predator drone firing two Hellfire missiles

At least 24 people have been killed after US assassination drones launched aerial attacks in southern Somalia, near the border with Kenya, Press TV reports.

Abdi Hirsi, a Somali military officer, told Press TV that the remote-controlled aerial vehicles fired several missiles at Buzar village, which is located close to El Wak city in Somalia's southwestern region of Gedo, on Friday morning.

He added that dozens of people were also injured in the strikes.

The aerial attacks came a day after US drones struck Bilis Qooqaani town, 448 kilometers (278 miles) southwest of the capital Mogadishu, killing at least 11 people and wounding 50 others.

Somalia is the sixth country where the United States has used drones to launch deadly missile strikes.

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

On October 28, the United States admitted to flying the terror aircraft from a base in Ethiopia to carry out attacks in Somalia.

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