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Surveillance drone crashes in middle of Somali capital, African Union soldiers retrieve pieces


By Associated Press, Published: August 19

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A surveillance drone has crashed in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.

An Associated Press reporter saw pieces of the drone, which was shaped like a small plane, before it was removed by African Union soldiers. It had crashed into a house in the city center.

It was not immediately known who was operating the downed drone, but the U.S. is known to fly surveillance craft over Somalia, where Islamist rebels are battling the weak U.N.-backed government. The rebels pulled out of their bases in the capital last week but are still believed to have fighters in the city in disguise.

Somalia has not had a functioning government for more than 20 years.

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About labo22

Hi, this is Labaale your average concerned citizen of Horn of Africa, we’re really worried about the stability of this war torn region, we have the worst dictators from around the world, ironically supported by the Western Countries supposedly the advocators of democracy, transparency, good governance and human Right, If regime change is really needed this is the place to start, we have no short of rootless dictators from MELES Zenawi of Ethiopia,ISMAIL Guelleh of Djibouti,RAYAALE Kahin of self-declared Somaliland and ISAIAS Afwerk of Eritrea.


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