U.S. Drone Strike Kills 150 Terrorists
The United States carried out what sources are referring to as the deadliest strike in the history of its drone campaign, killing more Al-Shabaab terrorist targets in one day than during the previous nine years of attacks on Somalia.
The incident took place last weekend at the Raso training camp in the Hiran region of central Somalia, the Telegraph reports.
Until the attack, American drones had executed between 18 and 22 raids in Somalia since 2007, killing a total of 126 people, according to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. The latest strike has claimed more lives than all of the Somali attacks put together.
Al-Shabaab’s total strength is unclear, but an estimate from 2015 suggested the group had about 7,000 armed recruits.
Roughly 200 fighters were training in Raso camp at the time of the attack.