UNITED STATES ARE SYSTEMICALLY KILLING/MURDERING SOMALIS
THOSE THAT ARE NOT KILLED BY HUNGER AND THIRST ARE BEING DECIMATED BY THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES:
US strike kills 18 civilians in Somalia
Wed Oct 19, 2011
A US drone attack has killed at least 18 civilians and wounded several others in southern Somalia near the border with Kenya, Press TV reports.
The US drone attack struck Musa Haji district in Lower Juba region on Wednesday morning, and left 18 civilians dead and 37 more injured, a Press TV correspondent reported.
Medical sources told Press TV the victims were taken to hospitals in Kismayo, capital of the Lower Juba region and a port city located some 500 kilometers (310 miles) south of Mogadishu, to receive medical treatment.
Meanwhile, Colonel Mahad, a Somali military official, said that 90 members of al-Shabab militant group were also injured in aerial attacks targeting al-Shabab bases in the area. Twenty-four al-Shabab fighters later succumbed to their injuries.
Drone strikes in Somalia make the lawless state the sixth country where the US military has used remote-controlled aircraft to conduct such lethal strikes.
The United States has now employed drones in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Iraq and Yemen to launch aerial bombings.
Somalia has been without a functioning government since 1991, when warlords overthrew former dictator Mohamed Siad Barre.
Strategically located in the Horn of Africa, Somalia remains one of the countries generating the highest number of refugees and internally displaced persons in the world.