KDF using its MD-500 combat helicopter on Wednesday 12/4/2017 launched fresh air raids on Al-Shabaab bastion near the southern port city of Kismayo.
KDF’s Hughes MD-500 Defender helicopter drawn from Elite 50 Air Calvary Battalion carried out the bombing at Kanjaron area, located about 60 kilometers south of Kismayo. The air sorties targeted identified Al-Shabaab training and logistic bases in the area. Unconfirmed number of Al-Shabaab fighters and recruits training at the targeted bases killed.
Corresponding reports from residents and relied on by open sources indicate that, the midday shelling were from Kenyan forces fighting Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Shabaab under AMISOM mandate.
KDF has conducted several successful raids against the transnational ragtag militants. In Badhadhe KDF killed 31 terrorists, 2 terrorists commanders killed in Kuday and 15 militants killed in Gedo region of Somalia.