Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) conducted airstrikes against terrorist’s makeshift camps in target Dhamase in Gedo region of Somalia killing more than 40 militants and destroying their terrorism hardware and related machinery.
The airstrikes were conducted after credible intelligence warned of terrorists encamping in villages near the KDF forward operating base (FOB) in anticipation to conduct attacks against the base.
Terrorists have in the past week fired mortars against the base outposts besides destroying communication infrastructure in an attempt to deny the FOB communication with other bases.
Over 40 Al-Shabaab terrorists were killed in the airstrikes.
The precisions airstrikes struck approximately 8 targets including trucks and technical’s (pickups with mounted machineguns).