Somalia: Somali and Kenyan Forces Battle Al Shabaab for the Coveted Kismayo
Afmadow, Somalia — Somali and African Union forces battled with Al Shabaab forces in the town of Birta Dheer 70 kms away from the Al Shabaab controlled port city of Kismayo, Garowe Online reports.
Somali government forces and Raskamboni militia alongside Kenyan forces battled Al Shabaab furiously leading to over 16 deaths and more than 30 injuries Wednesday morning.
Transitional Federal Government (TFG) forces stated that the operation on an Al Shabaab post in the district of Afmadow in the lower Jubba region was successful leading to the deaths of over 16 Al Shabaab militants although he did not speak about government casualties.
Sources indicate that the Somali forces that were battling Al Shabaab Wednesday morning were assisted by Kenyan planes.