Somalia seeks explanation after U.S. 'friendly fire' strike



Somalia's government on Thursday requested an explanation from the United States after Somali officials said a U.S. "friendly fire" air strike killed at least 22 soldiers and civilians in the Horn of Africa nation.
Officials in the semi-autonomous, northern region of Galmudug said a U.S. air strike killed members of its forces this week and accused a rival region, Puntland, of duping the Americans into believing those targeted were Islamist rebels.
Washington said the United States carried out a "self-defence air strike" after Somali troops faced fire from militants. It... read more

 
29 September 2016 in World News, Views: 31
Source: Reuters
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