Drone supporters often say that strikes are effective, their targets aren't random and are not a recruiting tool for various armed groups. A look at the evidence, though, demonstrates otherwise. In this week's Reality Check, Mehdi Hasan explains why he believes that drone strikes are ineffective, inaccurate and unsuccessful. Follow UpFront on Twitter @AJUpFront and Facebook.
Relatives of two people killed in the strike sued the United States, claiming it was the actions of the U.S. that killed their family members, who were innocent civilians. Faisal bin Ali Jaber filed a wrongful death lawsuit against then-President Barack Obama in 2015. His nephew Waleed, 26, and brother-in-law Salem, a father of seven, were killed in the attack along with three others, Al Jazeera reported.
The U.S. military carried out another round of drone strikes in Somalia Wednesday. A trio of drone strikes hit the Al Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab terror group killed six militants, U.S. Africa Command announced. The strikes took place 160 miles south of the capital, Mogadishu. They came after two separate drones strikes last week. Hundreds of U.S. soldiers have returned to Somalia for the first time since the "Black Hawk Down" incident in the early 1990s.