Kenya says destroys two al Shabaab camps in Somalia




 
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April 6th, 2015  
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Topic: Kenya says destroys two al Shabaab camps in Somalia


By Drazen Jorgic and Edith Honan NAIROBI (Reuters) - The Kenyan air force has destroyed two al Shabaab camps in Somalia, it said on Monday, in the first major military response since the Islamist group massacred students at a Kenyan university last week. Al Shabaab denied the camps were hit, saying the air force bombs fell on farmland. Jets pounded the camps in the Gedo region on the other side of the border on Sunday, Kenya Defence Forces spokesman David Obonyo said. "Our aerial images show that the camps were completely destroyed," he said, though cloud cover made it difficult to estimate the death toll.

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April 6th, 2015  
Yossarian
 
 
This is gonna get real nasty real quick, more so than it already has.

I heard reports of success by African Coalition forces in Somalia in combating Al Shabaab earlier last year.

Maybe this is driving splinter cells across the continent? Kenya has one of the stronger GDP's in Africa, however any sustained large scale military operation without foreign support , like fuel and munitions maybe short term and ultimately ineffective. As we all remember shock and awe and how that worked out, now we are shocked and in awe of the extremists progress.
 


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