US drone attack kills 18 in Somalia
A US drone airstrike has killed at least 18 civilians and wounded 37 others in southern Somalia, Press TV reports.
The US has expanded the number of its aerial attacks by unmanned remote-controlled aircraft in Somalia. Many civilians have fallen victim 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 resulted in mainly civilian casualties.
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19-Oct-2011 09:20 PM