US to expand drone hits with secret new bases

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The US is building a ring of secret military bases in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian peninsula as it steps up the use of unmanned drone aircraft to strike at groups linked to al-Qa’ida. Click to view graphic (107k jpg) A base has been built on the Indian Ocean island chain of the Seychelles, according to leaked diplomatic cables. Another is being established in Ethiopia, The Washington Post reported. The US has been launching assassination missions in Somalia targeting the Islamic militant group al-Shabaab, which…

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