Security forces say they have grabbed 36 suspected al-Shabaab militants since September last year. They were all bundled off in the Boni forest in the east of the country.
Nine months ago, the army launched Operation Linda Boni to root out militants who were thought to be hiding in the forest. Kenya has experienced several large-scale al-Shabaab attacks, including an assault in April 2015 on Garissa University College that killed 148 people.
The battle against Al-Shabaab has been made intense after the January raid at KDF camp in Somalia that killed scores of Kenyan soldiers with uncertain numbers still missing.
Following a series of attacks which rained against the militia group, the terror group released a video of the KDF attack, showing several of the KDF soldiers in pain.
The Kenyan authorities have denounced the video as a propaganda ploy, and have stepped up a notch on the war against the group. And so, while they bragged on the media about the El Adde attack, AMISOM soldiers hit them with countless quick attacks that saw many militants dead and countless other injured.
An airstrike that killed more than hundred of militant Islamists in Somalia, set to pass out from training camp to carry out brutal attack was the first. Thereafter, came the raid by masked commandos that took Somalia’s militant Islamist group al-Shabaab unaware at its base ground, which prompted the terror group to start seizing and executing suspected spies.
Since then, officials have reported numerous raids that have killed hundreds of suspected members of militant Islamist group. Still, on the plus side, reports emerged a month ago that foreign Special Forces including the British SAS and Jordanian elite unit were secretly working with Kenya to overpower the Islamist group.