Baledogle Airfield

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Baledogle Airfield
Lower Shabelle, Somalia
Baledogle Airfield is located in Somalia
Baledogle Airfield
Baledogle Airfield
Location in Somalia
Coordinates 2°40′20″N 44°47′5″E / 2.67222°N 44.78472°E / 2.67222; 44.78472
Type Air Force Base
Airfield information
Elevation 298 ft (91 m) AMSL

Baledogle Airfield is a military airbase located in the district of Wanlaweyn in Lower Shabelle region of Somalia. It is situated 70 miles northwest of Mogadishu, halfway to Baidoa.[1]

The former Soviet built[2] airport served as a base for the Somali Air Force.[3][4] It is currently used by multi-national forces including the United States which operates drones against Al-Shabaab militants.[5]


  1. ^ (ed.), Nina J. Fitzgerald (2002). Somalia : issues, history and bibliography. New York: Nova Science Publ. p. 28. ISBN 1590332652. 
  2. ^ "A Return to Somalia". Newsweek. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Somalia: Al Shabaab Preparing for 'All-Out War'?". Stratfor. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Hammer, Joshua. "Somalia's Somewhat Friendly Skies". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Exclusive: U.S. Operates Drones From Secret Bases in Somalia". Foreign Policy. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 

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