At first it was an airstrike that killed more than hundred of militant Islamist group al-Shabaab in Somalia, set to pass out from training camp to carry out brutal attack. Thereafter, came the raid by masked commandos that took Somalia’s militant Islamist group al-Shabaab unaware in its base, which prompted the terror group to start seizing suspected spies.
And now, officials have revealed that at least 30 suspected members of militant Islamist group al-Shabaab were massacred in two separate fights with Somali and Kenyan forces. In fact, since al-Shabaab attacked KDF base in Somalia, the group could testify that they have known no peace. From constant bombardment to raids, the military have in full force come into conflict against the terror group.
According to the authorities in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, 11 Islamists were killed when they attempted to take over several coastal villages to add to their strongholds. The Kenyan army also noted that it killed 19 militants who attacked a military camp in the southern Somali city of Afmadhow.
Al-Shabab is yet to release a statement on the incidents which happened on Wednesday, but from all indication the group is probably still gathering information on casualty figures.
Al-Shabaab has seen constant attack since it raided KDF base in Somalia, killing unknown number of soldiers. Days after it was alleged that an airstrike blew up those ready to pass out from camp to carry out major attacks, commandos took the group unaware.
Though the militants are known to always deny any figure issued by the officials, the official report shows more and more militants are being killed. And high profile members are often targeted during these raids.
For instance, after the raid on an al-Shabaab base in southern Somalia, Somali intelligence officials hinted that the attack was targeted at a “high-profile member” of the Islamist terror group, who subsequently lost his life after some heavy fighting.
The raid was allegedly carried out by white soldiers who arrived in a minimum of two helicopters in the middle of the night. Associated Press news agency says the raid, which occurred on the group’s base in the southern town of Awdhegle, was carried out by US and Somali forces.
The official said the US and Somali forces’ chances of capture was made slim as some armed militants guarding the house firmly resisted. So the special commandos opted to killing and capturing technique.