15 January 2016

Somalia: KDF Launches Air Strikes Against Al Shabaab in Response to El-Adde Attack

Photo: Nation Media Group
Kenyan troops during an operation in Somalia (file photo).

Kenyan air force launched an aerial bombardment against Al Shabaab strongholds in Gedo region, hours after heavily armed militants stormed KDF base in El Adde area early on Friday.

Reports reaching us from Garbaharey town indicate Kenya military carry out the airstrikes targeting Al-Shabaab, but in a retaliation for the deadly attack on their El Adde base by the Al Qaeda-linked militants.

The attack claimed the lives of 63 KDF soldiers, according to Al Shabaab spokesman.

It was not possible to determine the number of casualties as a result of the airstrikes in El-adde by Kenyan military.

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