Published On: Sun, Oct 16th, 2016

A Suspected U.S. drone crashes at Al shabaab base

A suspected unmanned drone is reportedly crashed at Al shabaab area near Kismayo town, the provincial capital of Lower Jubba region of southern Somalia on Sunday.

Pro-al shabaab media outlets, citing Senior Al shabaab commanders reported the drone was belonged to the Unites states military and has been conducting a surveillance on the militants’ activities.

Al Shabaab, which is affiliated with al Qaeda, said it seized the wreckage of the drone after it crashed in Qudus village, about 50Km west of Kismayo city, the coastal town which serves as a seat for Jubbaland.

The militants confirmed that a drone had crashed in their stronghold city of Qudus, but they did not say if they had downed it with an anti-aircraft missile.

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