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article imageWarplanes hitting Somalia bases

By Owen Weldon     Dec 3, 2011 in World
An Islamist militant base, located in southern Somalia, was bombed by fighter jets. The bombing took place on Friday and the strikes targeted Al Shabaab forces.
The bombing comes as Kenya continued its offensive attacks against rebels located in Somalia.
According to Reuters, Kenya did not right away acknowledge responsibility for the attacks. Kenya, in the past, has carried out air strikes. Kenya also sent troops to Somalia just about two months ago, and their goal was to get rid of the rebel group al Shabaab. Kenya accuses the group of attacking security forces, tourists and aid workers on their land.
According to News24, three al Shabaab bases were bombed around Badade. A local elder said that people were scared and they ran away, leaving Badade deserted/
A Somalia government solider did say that raids did in fact take place. The soldier also said that strikes took place on Monday too. The soldier did not say whether or not the attacks were carried out by Kenya’s air force.
According to Voices Of America, one person died as a result of the bombing. Al Shabaab said that the airstrikes were provoked. The group said they provoked the airstrikes with an attack on a Kenyan position. That attack took place earlier on Friday.
Sheikh Abdiaziz Abu Muscab is an Al Shabaab spokesman and he said that the opposition took to the planes after his group taught them a lesson. He went onto say that his fighters are based nowhere.
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