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US drone strike kills 3 children in Somalia

HARGEISA: Three young children have been reportedly killed during a US drone strike in Somalia.
In a tweet posted by the Halgan Media, earlier this afternoon, the US in a drone attack targeted the town of Jilib in the Middle Jubba province of Somalia.

The children were aged 8, 12, and 13 and died instantly when a missile from a US drone hit there home, the tweet added.

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Last year, the American drone strike killed a woman and child in Somalia.  Only weeks ago, the US had denied claims by rights group Amnesty International that 14 civilians were killed in five separate raids.
The US began an air war against al-Shabab militants in 2011 under the direction of President Obama. Since the election of Donald Trump, the number of strikes has risen sharply.
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