The U.S. Air Force has stepped up its campaign against al-Qaeda-linked terrorists in East Africa. Flying out of a remote civilian airport in Ethiopia, U.S. drones have been secretly targeting the al-Shabab militia in neighboring Somalia for months, the Washington Post reported on Friday. Air Force officials confirmed the report. The Ethiopian government, however, continues to deny that any foreign military bases are operational in its territory.
Secret U.S. drone base revealed in Ethiopia
Weapon-heavy drones targeting Somali militants
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