Thank you for your response to my question.
Yes, my photo was definitely taken in Somalia. I flew over the site myself, and took the picture. Our camp was located approximately 90 miles (145 kilometres) to the west of Eyl. Occasionally we would fly to the beach for a day off, and then fly back to our camp. The fortress was located somewhere along that flight path. Obviously, it is very close to the ocean, as the ocean sits in the background.
As I said in my first post, I think
the river in the background is the one that runs through Eyl.
I have attempted to research the photo online, but so far I have had no luck finding any information. I have seen pictures of the fort you show in Eyl, but of course it is not the one in my picture, since mine sits on a bluff overlooking the river valley. I have also researched Sayyid Mohamed Abdullah Hassan on the internet, but I believe his forts were much larger than mine.
I wonder if perhaps it is of Italian origin, or perhaps British.
Were the British as far south as Eyl in Somalia? I do not know, but I do not think so.
I have looked very closely at Google satellite images of the area, and I cannot find the site of my photo.
Again, thank you very much for your response. It is much appreciated.
Here is another view of the same fort. The stone "fence" that appears to run the width of the bluff is more evident in this picture.