Deadly strike hits Shebab camp in Somalia
MOGADISHU, Somalia – A fighter jet has carried out an air strike targeting a training camp runs by Shebab, al Qaeda affiliated group in Bu’alle town in Middle Juba region of Somalia.
It is unclear who carried out the bombing, but US military surged its airstrikes against Al Shabaab and Islamic State groups in Somalia.
The air attack killed several militants, including Sheikh Dahir Gacmey, the group’s governor for the Middle Juba region, a source said.
He says ex groups governor for the region, Sheikh Hussein Filow was also seriously injured in the bombing.
Meanwhile, Somali army forces backed by Kenya and Ethiopian troops under African Union force ambushed dozens of militants with battle-wagons between Jilib and Haramka in the region.
The militants were reportedly planning to carry out terror attacks on army bases in the region.
Neither Somalia and African Union force nor Al Shabaab commented on the latest attack.
The group was pushed out of Mogadishu capital in 2011 by Somali army troops and 22,000-strong African Union force in Somalia.
The rebel group also lost most of their strongholds, but it still controls large rural areas and remains the key threat to peace in Somalia.