Published On: Mon, Jan 30th, 2017

Low flying jets spotted over Al shabaab-held bases

Residents in Lower Jubba region of southern Somalia say they have seen unknown fighter jets hovering over Al shabaab-held areas, including Kulbiyow town near Kenyan border.

The warplanes which is thought to be belonging Kenyan military flew over Kulbiyow, Dhobley and Hosingow towns, and no air strike against Al shabaab camps was reported.

Kenyan military said it launched air and ground operations in Southern Somalia, in response to last Friday’s Al shabaab attack on Kulbiyow that left at least 67 KDF soldiers dead.

Al shabaab carried out many deadly attacks on KDF camps in southern since their incursion in Somalia in Oct. 2011, including El Adde and Kulbiyow in Gedo and Lower Jubba regions.

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