Kenya Army Advance to Kismayo to End Somalia OperationAugust 5 | Posted by David Goldman | Intelligence News, Military Intelligence
Strategic Intelligence confirms movement of Kenya army strategic defense assets towards the militant controlled sea port city of Kismayo since 3rd of August.
In the first few days of August 2012, Kenya defense forces have been conducting strategic reconnaissance on the port city and last Al-Qaeda allied Al-Shabaab stronghold of Kismayo
Initial intelligence reports projected 3rd of August as primary in logistics and troop deployment by Kenya to bring down the last stronghold of the Al-Qaeda backed Al-Shabaab.
On the sea, Strategic Intelligence confirmed movement of three Kenya Navy vessels and their strategic direction towards Somalia.
Kenya navy wing of KDF has armed warships which are now past Burgavo, an strategic sea-town once controlled by Al-Shabaab but taken by KDF.
Special Operations by different types of fighter jets has been confirmed by intelligence sources where Strategic Intelligence defines these air defense assets as ‘fast, capable of ground attack missions, and able to avoid low level anti-aircraft defenses.
Strategic Intelligence further defines them as ground-attack aircraft whose primary role is attacking targets on the ground with greater precision than strategic bombers. Ground Attack bombers are designed to weather stronger low-level air defenses and are ideal for close air support on the main battlefield.
These jets have been conducting surveillance missions in Kismayo where they have gathered intelligence on both positions and strategic defense assets of the Al-Shabaab in the port city of Kismayu.
Wajir Airbase activity and new troop and equipment movement toward the border with Somalia confirms KDF strategic movement with a strong bias to the Somali operation.