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Suspected KDF warplanes strike Al-Shabaab bases in Gedo region.

By NJ Correspondent:

Suspected Kenyan warplanes carried out an overnight airstrike on Al Shabaab bases in a nearby location in Wargadud town of Gedo region, southern Somalia.

A local resident told Nep Journal that suspected Kenyan warplanes hit Al-Shabaab stronghold area three times in an overnight raid.

“we belief the warplanes belong to Kenya because they usually fly over us daily,” said the resident.

Other said, they suspect the warplanes belong to US military who often conduct airstrikes in Somalia targeting Al Shabaab strongholds.

Wargadud town is about 50Km from El-Adde which is a base for Kenya defense forces under AMISOM peacekeeping forces in Somalia.

In January 25, 2016, El-Adde caught headlines after Al-Shabaab overrun their camp killing over 100 soldiers.

Since residents are not permitted to access near their bases, getting independent sources is difficult and thus it’s not clear whether there was any casualty.

Al-Shabaab has been in decline since 2011, but still control some areas planning and carrying out bomb attacks against government officials, civilians, politicians and humanitarian aid workers.

However, U.S military and Kenya forces have continued to launch airstrikes on Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia.

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