Embassy Official: US Shuts Down Drone Operation in Ethiopia

January 3, 2016 11:00 AM

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A United States official says his government has shut down its drone operation base in southern Ethiopia.

U.S. Embassy Spokesman in Ethiopia David Kennedy told The Associated Press by email that a decision has been reached that the facilities in Arba Minch, 450 kilometers (280 miles) south of Addis Ababa, are no longer necessary.

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