Kenyan military warplanes over the weekend bombarded Al-Shabaab bases in Somalia.
Military reports indicate that KDF which is a contingent of AMISOM peacekeepers in Somalia conducted successful air raids targeting Al-Shabaab training camps in areas near Bula Hawo town, south of Somali’s Gedo region.
KDF F-5 warplanes fired missiles on the militants’ Camp in Bula Hawo village some 20 kilometers from Garbaharey, the regional capital of Gedo.
The air raid saw more than 20 Al-Shabaab militants killed in the militant’s Sidimo aka Catama training camp. Al-Shabaab bomb expert Maalim Sheriff was also killed in the raid although Al-Shabaab has denied that their bomb expert wasn’t killed.
Corresponding reports from local resident to local media outlets indicate that KDF fighter jets struck Al-Shabaab strongholds in Buurhano and Ara’asa areas that lie a few kilometers of Bula Hawo town, near Somalia-Kenya border.
Kenya Defence Forces have been on the frontline on the war against the Al Qaeda affiliated Al-Shabaab with a force of about 4,000. Other AMISOM force contributing countries include Uganda (UPDF), Ethiopia (ENDF), Burundi, Djibouti and Sierra Leone.