The Kenya Defense Forces have twice this week attacked Al-Shabaab defense positions outside Kismayu in their effort to storm the port city.
Though there are complex AU and UN commitment issues affecting the assault of Kismayu besides various military related constrains, Kismayu will definitely fall, KDF has reiterated.
On 29th August 2012, KDF alongside TFG, SNA, and Ras Kamboni made a strategic military move against Al-Shabaab militia positioned between Afmadow and Kismayu.
KDF artillery units attacked Cag Libaax, near Afmadow, Lower Jubba, killing dozens of defenders who had formed long defense lines forcing a retreat.
Kenya Defence Forces also attacked Aglibah area near Beles Qooqani and close to Kismayo where 50-Al-Shabaab militants were killed.
KDF destroyed the defense lines of the militants besides capturing 4 technicals, a water tanker and a truck.
The objective is to destroy their ring of defense around Kismayu before storming it.
A Convoy of KDF on resupply mission was attacked by Al-Shabaab between Kulbiyow & Badhaadhe