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Thursday, May 17, 2018

U.S.-Backed Terror Raid Kills Somali Civilians

(News Week) - American special forces in Somalia have been accused of involvement in a bungled terror raid that left five civilians dead.

Locals in the Lower Shabelle region south of the capital Mogadishu say U.S. special forces and Somali commandos were targeting leaders of the militant Islamist al-Shabab group, but instead killed several farmers on the night of May 9, the Guardian reports.

Farmer Mohamed Sheikh Mohamud told the newspaper that two of the dead were tractor drivers at a banana farm and three were local cattle farmers. A mortuary worker at the Mogadishu hospital to which the bodies were taken said four of the men were killed by shots to the back and one by a shot to the chest. Five other locals were injured, witnesses say.