The Kenyan army killed more than 100 members of an Islamic terrorist organization Monday after 28 of its citizens were killed in a bus late last week by the same terrorist organization.
On Monday, the Kenyan Defense Forces (KDF) announced it killed 115 members of the group al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda affiliate. Bloomberg News reported that 95 were killed in two camps by fighter jets near Godondowe, Somalia, while another 20 were killed in the Arabia Hills along the Kenya-Somali border.
HAPPENING: Kenya Airforce jets bombing Al-Shabaab positions 13kilometers off Jiliib, Somalia.
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KENYA SATELLITE IMAGES OF KDF SUCCESSFUL BOMBING inside somalia terror cells pic.twitter.com/xV8qRSZzzo
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The massacre was in response to an attack by members of al-Shabaab, in which members of the terrorist organization flagged down a bus of civil servants and teachers Saturday en route to Nairobi for an annual vacation. As Mad World News points out, the terrorists began shooting the bus after it did not stop.
Once the bus stopped, it separated Muslims and non-Muslims; and they forced non-Muslims to recite the Shahada–or the declaration of their salvation to Allah. Those who did not were shot and killed. There were 19 men and nine women among the deceased, and the incident was confirmed by the Kenyan Red Cross.
Al-Shabaab denied losing fighters in any Kenyan attack. Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto said in a statement: “The rapid action is itself a huge victory against regional terrorist networks.”
“It emboldens us to ultimately deliver our promise to secure our citizens against internal and external aggression.”
H/T Mad World News
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