30 Somalia’s Shebab rebels including commanders killed in airstrike: Kenyan military

Eurasia News

NAIROBI: The Kenyan military claimed on Friday that at least 30 Shebab rebels including top commanders were killed in an airstrike on a training camp in Somalia.

The military said that the strike occurred on Thursday evening that targeted a Shebab camp in Garbarahey in Gedo region, situated around 600 kilometres (390 miles) northwest of the Somali capital Mogadishu and near the border with Kenya and Ethiopia.

In a statement, a senior official of the Kenya Defence Force said that the force fighter jets attacked an al Shebab camp where a meeting was being held, adding that top commanders were among those killed.

Kenya has been battling the Al-Qaeda-inspired Shebab in Somalia since October 2011 and is part of the African Union force deployed in the country.