The Pentagon has accused China in the use of lasers against pilots in Djibouti
WASHINGTON, may 3 — RIA Novosti. Pentagon spokesman Dana white stated that American pilots have been exposed to lasers in Djibouti and these are the Chinese military.
“These are very serious incidents. The result was caused two minor injuries. This activity poses a real threat to our pilots. We take this matter very seriously,” she said.
According to white, States are demanding that Beijing investigate these incidents.
Information about American airmen in Djibouti have suffered from the effects of lasers, supposedly directed with a Chinese base, previously appeared in the media.
In the East African country of Djibouti housed from four to five thousand American soldiers, whose task is military support of the regime and the suppression of the African cell “al-Qaeda”*.
In addition to the USA in Djibouti has placed its military bases in four States, including China. According to the President of the African Republic, Ismail Omar Guelleh, this is done in order to protect Chinese investments in the economy of Djibouti. The Beijing calls the base logistics center.
The representative of the Ministry of defence of the Republic Qian said that the facility will mainly be used for patrol missions, humanitarian operations, leisure and logistics personnel, which conducts operations in the Gulf of Aden and off Somalia.
* A terrorist organization banned in Russia.