42 Somali Refugees Gunned Down in Helicopter Attack Off Yemen Coast

HeadlineMar 20, 2017
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Forty-two Somali refugees were killed when they were gunned down by a helicopter gunship near the Yemen coast late Friday. Somalia has accused Saudi Arabia of carrying out the strike. Eyewitness accounts suggest a U.S.-made Apache helicopter was used to carry out the deadly strike.

Meanwhile, the death toll from an airstrike on a mosque in Syria has risen to at least 49 people, according to the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The U.S. has admitted to carrying out an airstrike on the Syrian village of al-Jina on Thursday, but the Pentagon denies having hit the mosque. The journalistic project Airwars is reporting the number of civilian casualties in U.S. airstrikes has been escalating since Donald Trump took office two months ago today. We’ll have more on the deadly U.S. airstrikes later in the broadcast.

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