Seychelles: General Ward/U.S. Africa command visit 19 August helps cement new, closer relationship

The U.S. military has based MQ-9 Reaper drones in the Seychelles Islands, a tropical archipelago, since 2009. U.S. diplomatic cables obtained by the anti-secrecy group Wikileaks show that the unmanned aircraft have been used to carry out secret missions in Somalia, about 800 miles away.