Surveillance drone crashes in Al-Shabaab controlled territory
Mogadishu (Harar24) – An unidentified surveillance drone has crashed at Al-Shabaab controlled territory in southern-Somalia according to residents who spoke to Harar24.
The aerial vehicle is believed to be a surveillance drone and was found last night at Ceel Bashiir village in the Bay region, around 180-km south west from Mogadishu. “We woke up this morning to find that a plane about 3-metres in length had crashed in our village. It had several cameras attached” a resident said. “A short while later masked and armed fighters from the Al-Shabaab group arrived and took the wreckage” he added.
The area where the drone crashed is notorious for drone strikes which targeted many Al-Shabaab figures, including the group’s former leader Ahmed Godane last year.
The Al-Shabaab group confirmed the crashing of the drone through their radio station Al-Andalus without specifying the details.
This comes only four days after an Iranian ship stranded near an Al-Shabaab coastal town in the Galgaduud region, with locals confirming that the militants took all fourteen Iranian sailors in custody.