AMISOM Troops Battle Al-Shabaab Combatants, Seizes Vehicles and Weapons in Dalandoole Town

kenya-air-forceKey Highlights

Wednesday 5, August 2015, AMISOM forces continue with their offensive in Bay region inflicting serious damage to Harakat al Shabaab al Mujahideen movement.

The offensive in the region were launched in Dalandoole in the outskirts of Buur-hakabo town carried out both from air and on ground at a local Al Shabaab base.

Ethiopia troops which are part of AMISOM mission in Baidoa Somalia used their warplanes aerial support and inflicted a huge damage on the militants.

Two military vehicles were seized from the militants and were towed to Baidoa.

After getting to Baidoa, the two Toyota landcruisers were paraded by the Ethiopian forces and several sophisticated weapons recovered. Dozens Al Shabaab members were also killed while some fled with gun wounds.

On Tuesday 4, August 2015, Kenyan forces, serving under African Union Mission for Somalia (AMISOM) on Tuesday night fired several mortar rounds on Al Shabaab controlled bases in Gedo region.

Kenya Air force fighter jets launched several air-strikes against Al Shabaab militants which killed scores of commanders and militants on Biyo-Guuleed area, just 30Km from Bardheere town southern region of Somalia.

Summary

Though Al-Shabaab continues to conduct sporadic combat raids in Somalia, the fall of the terror group’s main operational bases such as Bardheere and Dinsoor to Kenyan troops will definitely stymie their ascendancy in Southern Somalia.

The successful operation by KDF will mark the most critical event in the recently announced ‘Operation Jubba Corridor’ whose chief objective is to expel the jihadists from Gedo and Jubba regions of Somalia.

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