Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) on 13/5/2017 night and morning hours of 14/5/2017 conducted airstrikes against Al-Qaeda affiliated jihadist in Gedo region of Somalia killing dozens of their fighters including two mid-level commanders.
KDF air raids bombarded two Al-Shabaab bases, Tulabarwaqo and Kabis within Gedo region killing several group’s operatives. Notably killed in the air sorties included two mid-level commanders identified as Abdullahi Saney from (MAREHAN rer Hassan) clan and Maalim Ibrahim.
KDF air sorties also saw the terrorists’ logistics bases destroyed together with their terrorism hardware and related weapons. Also two technical vehicles were destroyed.
The airstrikes were conducted after credible intelligence warned of terrorists encamping in villages near KDF forward operating base (FOB) in anticipation to conduct attacks against the base.
Saney was a Jabha commander while Ibrahim was a Hisbah commander.
There is improved intelligence sharing between SNA and KDF in decimating the militant’s capability in Gedo region, a region which has severally served as launching pad for attacks by the militants.
- KDF Airstrike in Gedo Somalia Destroys Al-Shabaab Terrorists’ Makeshift Camp, Technical Vehicles, Kills Several Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) on Saturday at around midday conducted airstrikes against […]
- KDF Conducts Airstrikes in Badhaadhe Lower Jubba Region; Kill Abuu Hasaan, Amniyaat Operative KDF conducted air raids in in Badhaadhe area, Lower Jubba Region of Somalia killing […]
- Al-Shabaab Attack SNA-KDF-AMISOM Base in El-Adde, Gedo, Somalia SUMMARY Suicide Bomber detonated an SVBIED at AMISOM camp main entrance SNA Troops […]
- KDF Conducts Airstrikes Against Al-Shabaab at Dhamase in Gedo Somalia Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) conducted airstrikes against terrorist’s […]
- KDF Military Airstrikes Destroy an Al-Shabaab Base in Gedo Region, Southern Somalia Tuesday 25/4/2017, airstrikes conducted by KDF as part of a combined (AMISOM) […]
- List of Al-Shabaab Top Commanders Killed by KDF at Kolbiyo on Friday 27th/1/2017 Military Intelligence confirms that the following Al-Shabaab Terror group […]
- KDF Conducts Airstrikes in War-Gaduud Area near El Wak Somalia Kill Several Militants KDF conducted air raids in in War-Gaduud area near El Wak town of Somalia killing […]
- KDF Warplanes Strike Al-Shabaab Target in Southern Somalia Killing 10 Militants Including 4 Senior Commanders MILITARY BRIEF Reports from Somalia indicate that KDF has continued to bombard […]