KDF attack Al Shabaab base, kill 15 militia

October 25, 2015 10:58 am
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The attack is part of the ongoing Operation 'Jubba Corridor' to prepare for the capture of Jilib, the remaining Al Shabaab headquarters in lower Shabelle/XINHUA-File
The attack is part of the ongoing Operation ‘Jubba Corridor’ to prepare for the capture of Jilib, the remaining Al Shabaab headquarters in lower Shabelle/XINHUA-File

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 25 – Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) under AMISOM have attacked an Al Shabaab base in Somalia and killed 15 militia.

A statement from Defence Headquarters says the strike occurred at Yantooy, some 10 kilometres from Bulla Gadud early Sunday.

Two boats the Shabaab have been using to cross river Jubba were also destroyed.

There was no casualty on KDF’s part.

The attack is part of the ongoing Operation ‘Jubba Corridor’ to prepare for the capture of Jilib, the remaining Al Shabaab headquarters in lower Shabelle.

The attack comes three months after 24 Al Shabaab militants were killed in another offensive by Kenya Defence Forces in Somalia.

READ: KDF kill 24 Shabaab militants in Somalia

Military Spokesman David Obonyo disclosed that the terrorists were confronted when AMISOM forces captured Bardere Bridge where they recovered 25 AK-47 rifles.

He stated that four Somali soldiers were killed during that attack that also left two Kenyan soldiers wounded.

Kenyan troops have been fighting Shabaab insurgents inside southern Somalia since the army invaded in 2011, later joining the African Union force battling the Islamists.

The Shabaab have launched a string of revenge attacks in Kenya, including their biggest attack to date earlier this year – the massacre of 148 people, most of them students, at Garissa University in the northeast.

Some 350,000 Somali refugees live in the Dadaab refugee camps 80 kilometres (50 miles) inside Kenya from the border. They have come to Kenya in waves since 1991, propelled by civil war and famine.

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