US predator drone unleashing the hellfire missile. This weapon deployed by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Pentagon has killed thousands. The Obama administration has increased its usage in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
'US drone strike kills 38, injures dozens in Somalia'
Fri May 11, 2012 8:34AM GMT
Somalia’s al-Shabab fighters say a US assassination drone attack has left at least 38 people dead and dozens of others wounded in the Horn of Africa state, Press TV reports.
The airstrike is said to have taken place in Somalia's southwestern district of Badade, a Press TV correspondent reported.
The US military uses remote-controlled drones in Somalia for reconnaissance operations and targeted killings.
Washington has been carrying out assassination attacks using the unmanned aircraft in other countries including Afghanistan, Libya Pakistan, and Yemen.
Washington claims the CIA-run strikes are meant to eliminate militants, but witness reports and figures offered by local authorities indicate the attacks have led to massive civilian deaths in these countries.
The United Nations has slammed the assassination drone attacks as targeted killings, saying that they pose a challenge to international law.