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Suspected US drone crashes in Somalia's Lower Shabelle

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posted on May, 28 2013 @ 02:18 PM
Well, that kinda hurts. Now Somali Militia are shooting down our drones?

Residents in the town of Bulo Marer told the BBC they had seen the wreckage of a small plane but did not know whether it was a US drone.

Lower Shabelle region governor Abdikadir Mohamed Nur told Reuters news agency that Islamist militants had shot at the aircraft over the town for several hours before it came down.

"Finally they hit it and the drone crashed," he said.

How does this happen? Were the guys in the trailer just playing games to see how long they could annoy the locals before getting it shot down? Several Hours?

Al-Shabab said in a Twitter post that photographs of the drone would be published in the coming hours.

This just sounds sloppy and embarrassing. Who are running the drones these days, if this does prove to be a U.S. controlled one? I guess we'll know more when they release pictures to get a feel for model?

Hopefully nothing too sensitive was in use on something like this. Wow... It's amateur hour, if the BBC's report is accurate here.


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