Thursday, May 30, 2013

American Drone Crashes in Somalia

An American drone crashed near the al-Shabaab-controlled town of Bulomarer in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region on Monday (May 27th), Somalia's Garowe Online reported.

The US Defence Department confirmed the crash, according to AFP, but declined to say what type of unmanned aircraft had crashed, whether it was armed and why it had gone down.

Al-Shabaab said late Tuesday their fighters had recovered the wreckage of a "surveillance drone", and posted pictures of it on its Twitter account.