No evidence of reported attacks on the television news channel that the controversial charity of Somalia said that the reports are impossible
An Iranian television station seems to have falsified the accounts of dozens of U.S. drone strikes in Somalia, said to have killed hundreds of civilians.
Press TV, which was fined £ 100,000 by Ofcom on Thursday after the station hid the fact that 2009 "interview" was forcibly detained in the course of Iran has reported the deaths of over 1,370 people in 56 drone attacks in Somalia since September this year.Search
by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, however, found no evidence of these allegations.
The first known U.S. lethal drone attack in Somalia was held June 23, 2011. A small number of similar attacks seem to have taken place since then, possibly in conjunction with the operations of the French armed forces and Kenya.
But the claims of most drone attacks in Somalia are highly suspect.
On September 15, 2011, Press TV said the U.S. drone attacks on the outskirts of the city of Kismayo, Somalia, killing nine women and children.
was the first of many claims of civilian deaths in air strikes in Somalia. No photographic evidence or video was shown to support.
At least four reports are identical in everything but the number of place names and entities, and sources cited in only four of 56 reports of drone attacks.
Researchers were unable to identify the sources and Colonel Hassan Aden Ali Dheere, who were described as responsible for the Somali army, Abdirahman Mohamud or described as an eyewitness, despite a request with the Somali government and the press the television headquarters in Iran.
No representative of the United Nations, AMISOM (African Union Mission in Somalia), NGOs and journalists in Somalia were able to confirm the attacks. Tony Burns, director of operations in Somalia SAACID charity, which operates from the capital, Mogadishu, said the figures were victims of Press TV "is just not possible."Global Research, a Canadian non-profit human rights, has also lent credence to reports.