23 April 2016

Somalia: Kenyan Military Jets Bomb Al Shabaab Bases

Photo: The Star
Al-Shabaab militia group (file photo).

Two major Al-Shabaab training camps in Southern Somalia have been bombed by Kenyan jet fighters during an impromptu airstrike on Friday night, residents said.

A senior army commander in Kismayo, who asked to remain anonymous said the Kenyan military warplanes struck Al shabaab controlled Behani and Abdalla Birole areas, some 40Km south of Kismayo city.

There was no immediate verification of the casualties on Al shabaab, but the Jubbaland commander says senior militant leaders were targeted in the airstrike.

KDF fighter jets hit the militants' camps in southern Somalia in retaliation for the January raid against a KDF camp in El-Adde, in Gedo region which left scored of Kenyan soldiers serving with AMISOM dead.

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