AMISOM will use Kenya Defense Forces naval and air assets on their planned attack of Barawe, the stronghold of the besieged militant group Al-Shabaab.
The Shabaab suffered their biggest blow ever after their leader Abdi Godane was killed by a Hellfire missile fired by a US drone off the coast of East Africa.
AMISOM plan a preemptive attack on the port of Barawe which allows Al-Shabaab to replenish their stocks of weapons and recruit foreign fighters besides export charcoal to earn revenue which they use to manage their operations across the region.
Kenya Defense Forces naval assets will be very vital in a successful onslaught.
Al-Shabaab have very good defense dug in across the coast of the port of Barawe and a very effective anti-aircraft and mortar position inside and outside the port. They also control much of the areas outside the port which poses a significant challenge to advancing ground forces.
Kenya naval ships may be used to shell the coast line and dislodge fighters from their positions besides destroying their war assets there.
The airforce jets will destroy positions inside and outside the port based on their capability to stall the ground troops advance into the port.
Kenya Defense Forces assets have been used throughout the AMISOM operations to degrade and destroy the militants operational capability in Somalia.