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US drone attacks kill 4 in Somalia

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Two US drone airstrikes have killed at least 4 people and wounded 12 others in southern Somalia, Press TVreports.

Somali officials have confirmed US aerial attacks Thursday morning in an area between Kismayu and Dhoobley cities.

The US has increased the number of its attacks by unmanned surveillance aircraft in Somalia. Many civilians have died as a result.

Somalia is the sixth country where US military has engaged in unauthorized aerial bombing campaigns through the use of its remote-controlled aircraft.

The United States has also deployed its so-called drones for aerial attacks in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Iraq, and Yemen.

Washington claims the airstrikes target militants, though most of such attacks have mostly resulted in civilian casualties