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Secret War U.S. Drones Fire in Somalia Mohamed Sheikh Nor / AP Photo

U.S. Drones Fire in Somalia

The U.S. expanded its drone campaign to Somalia last week, according to new statements from an American official, apparently wounding two members of the al Qaeda-aligned militant group al-Shabab. The strike was reportedly ordered after growing concerns that al-Shabab was working with al Qaeda to coordinate terror attacks outside of Somalia. This makes Somalia at least the sixth nation to be targeted by U.S. drones, along with Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Iraq, and Yemen. Al-Shabab has become “somewhat emboldened” lately, an American official told The Washington Post.

June 30, 2011 12:08 AM