Kenyan jets kill Shabaab commanders

Kenyan fighter jets has killed more than 30 al Shabaab fighters including commanders.

Kenyan jets kill Shabaab commanders

World Bulletin / News Desk

Kenya's military has killed more than 30 al Shabaab fighters, including commanders, a spokesman said. 

Kenyan fighter jets hit a camp at Garbarahey in the Gedo region on Thursday evening, where the fighters, were holding a meeting, the military said.

Al Shabaab has been weakened by African Union troops over the past two years, ushering in some stability in many parts of the Horn of Africa country after a campaign of cross-border raids and kidnappings of Westerners and security forces.

Thursday's air raids were the first since October. 

"There are remnants of al Shabaab that are still trying to draw back the gains that have been made (against them)," Kenyan military spokesman Colonel Cyrus Oguna told Reuters on Friday.

"Those remnants are the ones we are focusing on now."

Despite more than two years of attacks on al Shabaab positions by Kenyan and other east African troops, there is no clear picture of how many are involved in the movement or whether its numbers have been eroded by the intervention.

After October's raid, the Kenya Defence Forces said it destroyed a training camp, killing or wounding many of the more than 300 fighters there.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Ocak 2014, 15:13