US Extends Drone Strikes To Somalia

 

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The US has conducted its first drone strike on Islamist militants in Somalia,

marking the expansion of the pilotless war campaign to a sixth country.

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The missile strike on a vehicle in the southern town of Kismayo,

reported last week as a helicopter assault,

wounded two senior militants with al-Shabab and several foreign fighters according to the Washington Post.

Armed Predator and Reaper drones already operate in Afghanistan,

Pakistan,

Iraq,

Yemen

and Libya,

where they are controlled by the US military or the CIA …

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