KDF captures town of Kuday from Shabaab
SEE ALSO :KDF soldier killed, corpse burntThe militants used the town as a key base for their logistical and operational work from where they launched attacks in southern Somalia, he added. In a statement, he said Amisom is in control of adjacent islands of Mdoa and Dagaz. The town was also used as an entry point of contraband goods. Obonyo said the personnel there are now in control of key ports in Sector two. The successful operation came a week after a senior Al-Shabaab member, Adan Garar was killed in Bardhere in a US drone attack. Mr Garaar was involved in the planning of the Westgate Shopping Mall attack in which up to 70 people were killed in September 21, 2013. Garar was the highest-ranking Al-Shabaab commander to be killed since Ahmed Abdi Godane was eliminated in a similar strike in September last year.
SEE ALSO :KDF soldiers beat up Likoni residentsAlthough KDF did not take part in Garar’s killing, it exchanged intelligence with the US forces before the operation was conducted. KDF went to Somalia in October 2011. Kenya’s incursion into southern Somalia started after the kidnapping of two Spanish women, who were working for Médecins Sans Frontières at the Dadaab refugee camp.
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