Warplanes Destroy Al-Shabaab Convoy, Kill Several Fighters in Gedo, Southern Somalia

Wednesday 1/3/2017, unidentified warplanes have bombed an Al-Shabaab convoy in Gedo region of southern Somalia.

According to reports from local residents, the warplanes fired the bombs that destroyed Al-Shabaab convoy and subsequently killed several fighters near El-Adde town.

Somali National Army (SNA) commander in Gedo, Abas Ibrahim Gurey, confirmed on the heavy shelling saying Al-Shabaab travelling in a convoy were engaged by unknown war planes.

“The warplanes pounded the convoy in the desert area where the Al-Qaeda linked militants have their bases,” Gurey was referenced by Somali open sources.

Kenya and U.S warplanes severally have carried out attacks against the Islamist militant group which fights to topple the western backed Somali government.

Kenyan troops –KDF battling the militant group in Somalia were sent to the war torn country in mid-October after the insurgent group threat increased including kidnappings of aid workers and attacks on tourists.

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