Kenya resumes airstrikes in Somalia after new president elected

The shelling on Tuesday night, June 14, comes less than a week after President Uhuru arrived in Mogadishu to attend the inauguration of President Hassan Sheikh.

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Kenya resumes airstrikes in Somalia after new president elected

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Kenyan military fighter jets strike in southern Somalia's Gedo region a month after the election of a new president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, marking the resumption of airstrikes in Al-Shabaab-held areas.

KDF fighter jets bombed heavily Likooley, Buusaar, Garsaal, and El Adde, strongholds of al-Shabaab, and reportedly injured pastoralists.

Residents say Kenyan military planes are in a state of panic as they indiscriminately target civilians and al-Shabaab in the border region and they called on the Somali government to stop the civilian massacre by the foreign forces.

The shelling on Tuesday night, June 14, comes less than a week after President Uhuru arrived in Mogadishu to attend the inauguration of President Hassan Sheikh.

While in the capital, Uhuru held talks with the new president, agreeing to revive diplomatic and trade ties between the two neighboring countries which have had loggerheads over maritime boundary row since 2014.

Somalia has given Kenya the green light to bring back the Miraa, the narcotic leaves after two years of ban due to the Covid-19 restrictions and strained ties between Mogadishu and Nairobi. Kenya sends 16 flights of Miraa to the capital alone every day.

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News 30 June 2022 10:19

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