Suspected U.S. warplanes reportedly conducted air raids in Al-Shabaab controlled localities near the coastal city of Kismayo, Sunday.
Speaking to the media on condition of anonymity, a senior military official confirmed of the airstrikes saying the heavy air shelling were fired on several Al-Shabaab camps including Singaleer and Tuulo Kuusow, about 30 kilometers north of Kismayo.
Open sources reports indicate that the bombings inflicted heavy casualties in the Al- Qaeda affiliated Al-Shabaab. Several operational and logistics camps destroyed.
The bombing comes as Al-Shabaab briefly had retaken Bulo-Gadud area after the pull out of Jubbaland and Ethiopian forces who seized had the area on Friday from the militants following a joint military operation.