Kenya carries out air strikes on al-Shabab in Somalia
Kenya has carried out air strikes on al-Shabab Islamist militants in neighboring Somalia. This was the first major military response to last week’s attack on a university that killed almost 150 people.
News agencies on Monday cited Kenyan military spokesman Colonel David Obonyo who said that his country’s air force had launched strikes on al-Shabab camps in Gondodowe and Ismail in a region of Somalia located near the Kenyan border.
“We bombed two Shabab camps in the Gedo region,” Obonyo said. “The two targets were hit and taken out, the two camps are destroyed.”
He also denied that the strikes were a direct response to Thursday’s attack on the Garissa College University last Thursday.
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Source News: DW