Friday, December 2, 2011

Press TV (Iran) Accused Of Faking Reports Of U.S. Somalia Drone Strikes

A US Predator drone firing a Hellfire missile (file photo)

Iranian TV Station Accused Of Faking Reports Of Somalia Drone Strikes -- The Guardian

No evidence of attacks reported on controversial channel Press TV as Somali charity says reports are impossible.

An Iranian TV station appears to have faked dozens of accounts of US drone strikes in Somalia which it says have killed hundreds of civilians.

Press TV, which was fined £100,000 by Ofcom on Thursday after the station hid the fact that a 2009 "interviewee" was being forcibly detained in Iran, has reported the deaths of more than 1,370 people in 56 drone strikes in Somalia since September this year.

Research by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, however, has found no evidence of the reported incidents.

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WNU Editor: The Press TV (Iran) report is here.

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