The US Is Ending Drone Operations In Ethiopia
There is no longer a need for counter-terrorism drone operations in Ethiopia, a U.S. ambassador said.By Samantha Crook | January 3, 2016
The U.S. will end drone operations in Ethiopia, according to statements from a U.S. Embassy spokesperson. Spokesperson David Kennedy told outlets the U.S. was no longer needed there.
Kennedy said it was a joint decision between both countries to stop flying drones out of southern Ethiopia.
In 2011, after being asked about reports of a stealth drone base, the former press secretary said: "The United States has unarmed reconnaissance aircraft at a facility in Ethiopia. ... We are engaged in a broad, sustained and integrated campaign to counter terrorism."