U.S. Targets Al-Shabaab Suspects by Tracking Mobile Phones- Leaked Documents


Watch out your mobile phone might lead to a Drone strike

Somalilandsun – Be careful when you answer the phone, Raw Story warns through leaked documents that indicate that Americans are tracking and killing suspected terrorists via their mobile phones.

That’s the message you might heed when considering National Security Operations and CIA operations in Yemen, Somalia and Afghanistan, according to a new report.

According to documents and an interview with an alleged former drone operator, the United States uses geolocation targeting that tracks the location of mobile phones to plot strikes on targets in countries where it believes militants are hiding out. Trouble is, they’re not necessarily coupling it with information on the ground, meaning that strike targets can be determined by the locations of their phones alone.

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