Kenya fighter jets bomb Al Shabaab


KDF airforce


Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) in what one may term as a revenge move against the Garissa university attack, has bombarded Al Shabaab bases in Somalia.

Kenyan army spokesman, David Obonyo, told BBC that Kenyan fighter jets have bombed positions of the militant Islamist group.

He said the warplanes had targeted two camps in the Gedo region, used by Al Shabaab to cross into Kenya.

Obonyo said the military had responded to threats by launching the air strike on Sunday night in the remote region.

The bombing follows last week’s Al Shabaab attack on a Kenyan university where 148 students were killed.

Al Shabaab which is revenging on Kenya for deploying troops to Somalia issued another statement threatening more attacks on Kenya as well as Uganda.

October 16th 2011, Kenya Defence Forces moved into Southern Somalia to pursue insurgents group Al Shabaab after a series of kidnappings of tourists along the border.

One month, later Kenyan government agreed to re-hat its forces under the African Union Mission in Somalia.

The troops from Kenya were later formally integrated into AMISOM on February 22, 2012 after the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2036.

AMSOM’s Sector 2, which has its headquarters in the port city of Kismayo, is comprised of Lower and Middle Juba.

Currently, there are 3664 troops from Kenya after they pulled out a battalion when 850 Sierra Leonean troops arrived.

Major General Francis Nthenge from Kenya is AMISOM’s Deputy Force Commander Support and Sector 2 commanded by Brig. Walter Koipaton Raria.

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