An American Predator assassination drone (file photo)
At least 127 people have been killed in separate US assassination drone
strikes in Somalia and Pakistan's northwestern tribal region bordering
Afghanistan over the past two days.
On Thursday, 41 people were killed and 33 others were injured when the US
military launched a assassination drone attack on the outskirts of Hoomboy
town, which is situated in Somalia's southern region of the Middle Juba.
The aerial attack followed a US assassination strike against Jamame town in
Somalia's southern Jubbada Hoose region. At least 28 people were killed and
dozens more were wounded.
Meanwhile, at least three people were killed in a non-UN-sanctioned US
assassination drone attack on Pakistan's northwestern region of North
Waziristan on Thursday.
The attack took place in Darpa Khel village, which is located about four
kilometers (two miles) west of Miranshah, the main town in the district of
Local security officials said a drone fired two missiles on a compound in
On Wednesday, the US remote-controlled assassination drones launched aerial
attacks on Qeydar and Marodile villages, which are situated between Guriceel
and Balanbale districts in Somalia's central region of Galguduud.
Somali tribal elders said that at least 38 people were killed and more than
74 people were also injured in the strikes.
Earlier in the day, 20 people were killed and 60 others were injured after a
US assassination drone launched a strike on the outskirts of Kismayo, a
strategically important port city on Somalia's Indian Ocean coast located
some 500 kilometers (310 miles) south of the Somali capital Mogadishu.
The US says its remote-controlled unmanned assassination drones target
militants. However, reports have shown that most of those killed in such
aerial attacks are civilians.
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