Foreign forces attack Al Shabaab base in Somalia
Jubbaland forces backed Ethiopian and foreign forces thought to be U.S. military personnel have launched a joint offensive on Al Shabaab-held area, located outside Kismayo city on Monday.
Reports said the allied troops raided Berhani village, about 30Km away from the southern seaside city of Kismayo, and engaged a fierce battle with the Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab, local sources said.
After the attack, the coalition forces managed to overrun the area, forcing the militants with the Al Shabaab to flee and vacate their bases following a battle.
Meanwhile, Jubbaland troops who were part of the operation have set a blaze on several houses which they believed were used by Al Shabaab commanders as shelter.