KDF Marching to Kismayo, Al-Shabaab Fleeing to Jiliib, Intelligence ReportJune 5 | Posted by David Goldman | Intelligence News, Military Intelligence
Intelligence reports confirm that the Kenya defense forces and the Somali National Army backed by the Ras Kamboni militia have captured the town of Biibe, 45 kilometers from Afmadow and 75 kilometers to Kismayo.
The information confirms a strategy used in Kismayo with lethal force used against the militia Al-Shabaab causing the militants heavy causalities forcing them to retreat.
Biibe was captured between 2pm and 4pm Somali time.
Currently KDF and SNA are planning a forward march to Kismayo using aerial cover and massive ground force besides pockets of highly well trained units drawn from the elite commando Ranger unit of the KDF.
Intelligence from Kismayo informs of a shaky situation with Al-Shabaab troops leaving strategic positions in battle wagons and their technical’s.
KDF has moved within range of Kismayo, about 75-50 kilometers.
KDF is also in Buale districk of lower Juba creating another offensive front against the Al-Qaeda allied Al-Shabaab.
The intelligence confirms different scenarios with top commanders opting out while units of fighters leave the port city for Jiliib beaches which have been easy prey for KDF airforce.
Our analysis shows Kismayo is falling even before KDF launches a naval, land and air assault on the militants offensive positions. There has been a series of events that confirm a sense of defeat by the militants.
Jiliib has bases which were targets for KDF air force jets and most of these battle-wagons are heading there; reports confirm up to 10 machine gun mounted battle wagons leaving Kismayo for Jiliib beaches.