Friday, June 22, 2012

At Least 39 Killed in US Assassination Drone Attacks in Somalia

At least 39 killed in US assassination drone attacks in Somalia

Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:36PM GMT

At least 39 people have been killed in two US assassination drone attacks in Somalia, the latest of CIA's airstrikes in foreign countries.

The US military uses remote-controlled drones in Somalia for reconnaissance operations and targeted killings.

Washington has been carrying out assassination drone attacks in other countries including Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Yemen.

The United States claims the CIA-run strikes are aimed at militants. But witness reports and figures offered by local authorities indicate the attacks are taking a heavy toll on civilians.

The United Nations has also condemned the drone strikes, saying they pose a challenge to international law.

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