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Breaking News: US Military Affirms Zero Drone Strikes in Northeastern State Region

MOGADISHU, Somalia - The US military clarified that it was not involved in drone operations in Northeastern State, the most stable region in Somalia. While the Somali government claimed over 20 militants were killed in an airstrike in Northeastern State, the US Africa Command denied any participation in the operation. The statement by AFRICOM contradicted reports by the Somali government, which claimed international partners were involved in the airstrike that allegedly killed key Al-Shabaab leaders. However, Northeastern…

Injustice Uncovered: Neglected Victims of US Drone Strikes in Somalia Left Without Compensation

In Somalia, victims of drone strikes have not been compensated by the US since 2022, despite evidence of numerous casualties in 288 attacks. The US Africa Command only admits to 5 deaths, but Airwars reports over 3,000 casualties in the last two decades, with families struggling to get justice. The Pentagon started giving quarterly reports on casualties, but the US Africa Command has failed to acknowledge many deaths in Somalia. Congress allocated $15 million for compensation of airstrike victims in 2020, but payments are…

23 Innocent Lives Lost in Somalia Due to Turkish Drone Attack

Reports from Mogadishu, Somalia reveal that 23 civilians lost their lives due to alleged Turkish drone strikes. The Amnesty International organization is calling for immediate investigations into these incidents, which they label as 'crimes against humanity' and war crimes. The tragic events took place on March 18, 2024, resulting in the deaths of 14 children, 5 women, and 4 men belonging to the marginalized Gorgaarte clan. A total of 17 individuals were also injured in the airstrikes. The strikes occurred near Bagdad…

Somali Officials Dismiss Amnesty’s Findings on Civilian Harm in Turkish Drone Strikes

The Somali government refuted the Amnesty International report accusing it of causing civilian deaths in Turkish drone strikes in Lower Shabelle. Deputy Information Minister Abdirahman Adala clarified that the military operations against al-Shabab have not resulted in civilian casualties. Minister Abdirahman Al-Addala assured that the military is vigilant and there have been no civilian casualties in any operation. He mentioned that the government has designated targets for the Turkish drones and conducted follow-up…

first drone strike towards shebab then

In Somalia, for the first time since Joe Biden's arrival in the US presidency, the Americans ordered a drone strike against the Shebabs. The operation, which took place on Tuesday, July 20, targeted Islamist terrorists near Galkayo, in central Somalia. as reported from Nairobi, Sebastien nemethIt is probably the urgency that…

Exclusive: ‘We do not accept US drone strikes inside Kenya,’ warns President Kenyatta

In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24 during an official visit to France, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta discussed the biggest challenges facing him. Asked about the fight against terrorism, the Kenyan leader denied that the US military has sought permission to carry out drone strikes inside Kenya. He stressed that if such a request was made, he would reject it. Kenyatta also addressed the Covid-19 pandemic, Kenya's economic development, as well as an attempt to dissolve parliament due to gender inequality. In an…

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