Somalia: Heavy fighting between Al-Shabaab fighters and KDF

Posted: August 6, 2014 in Africa News
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Heavy fighting was reported in El-Ade village of Gedo region in Southern Somalia after Al-Shabaab fighters ambushed a convoy of Kenyan defense forces.

Residents confirmed to Africa Newsroom there was heavy fighting afterward around 10 a.m local time and heavy weapons such as tanks were used.

Abdiweli, 27 in El-ade talked to by Africa Newsroom by phone said he saw a Kenyan truck hit by an RPG fired by Al-Shabaab fighters.

Casualties figures couldn’t be verified but an Al-Shabaab military spokesman said its fighters inflicted heavy loses on what he called the ” enemy of Allah”

An unverified statement from Al-Shabaab said ” Mujahedin killed more than 10 Kenyan crusaders, burnt an armoured vehicle and captured military equipments fled by the enemy,”

Kenyan troops entered Southern Somalia in 2011 with an aim to dislodge the militant group whom it accused of perpetrating attacks inside Kenya.

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