Kenya: Saldhig Boolis oo la haystey muddo saddex saacadood ah, Laguna gubey aaladahii Isgaarsiinta oo
ku yiro raadiyihii Saldhigga Booliska - Standard
"Dagaalyahanno loo malaynayo Al Shabaab ayaa Jimcadii waxay weerar ku qaadeen
tuulada Arabia oo 45 km koonfur ka xigta magaalada Madheera, waxayna tuuladaas
haysteen saddex saacadood, waxay qabsadeen saldhig boolis kaddib markii ay
ka carareen saraakiishii ku sugnaa halkaas" sidaas waxaa qortay Jariidadda Standard ee ka so baxda Nairobi
caddadkeedii Axaddii Nov 27, 2011
waxay intaas raacisay, 40 dagaalyahanno ah oo ku hubaysan qoryahay AK-47 iyo
Baasuukayaal ayaa habeenimadii Jimcadii waxay tuuladaas ka soo weerareen dhanka
Soomaaliya, ayagoo watey laba gaari oo ah nooca Land Cruiser-ka, waxayna rasaas
ku fureen xero boolis oo halkaas ku taal, waxaana halkaas ka cararay lix askari
oo xeradaas ku sugnaa kaddib markay arkeen in laga tiro badan yahay, ayey tiri
Jariidadda Standard waxay intaas raacisay "dagaalyahannada Soomaaliyeed waxay
tuuladaas haysteen in ka badan saddex saacadood. Waxayna halkaas ka qaateen qori
ay Boolisku kaga carareen saldhigga booliska. Intii aysan halkaas iskaga bixina
waxay saldhigga ku qarxiyeen isgaarsiin Safaricom. Waxa kale oo ay burburiyeen
raadiyahii Boolisku ku wada xiriiri jirey ee saldhigga.
Col. Cyrus Oguna
Dhanka kale, afhayeenka wasaaradda difaaca Kenya, Col. Cyrus Oguna, oo
jaraa'idka Kenya uga warbixinayey hawlgalkooda ay ka wadaan Soomaaliya ee loogu
magac daray Operation Linda Nchi ayaa sheegay in ilaa hadda ay
hawlgalkaas kaga dhinteen 10 askari, mid kalena la la'yahay. (He said, so
far, the country has lost 10 officers while one is missing.)
Dhanka kale waxaa soo shaac baxay doonyo hore ay u burburiyeen militariga
Kenya oo ay dad ku laayeen in ay doonyahaas ay lahaayeen dad reer Kenya ah,
dadka lagu laayeyna ay ahaayeen kalluumaysat Keenyaati ah. Daawo Video-ga
Shabaab raid police post, destroy communication mast
By Standard on Sunday Team
Suspected Al Shabaab militants attacked Arabia village, 45km south of Mandera
town, on Friday, and escaped with a G-3 rifle from the local Administration
Police station before blowing up a communication mast.
Reports indicate that nearly 40 militants armed with AK-47 rifles and bazookas
entered the town on Friday night from the Somalia border, in two Land Cruisers
and fired at the AP camp forcing the six officers attached to the post to flee
after realising they were out numbered.
The Somalia militia group besieged the village for more than three hours. The
militants then escaped with a gun the APs abandoned. But before they retreated,
they blew up a Safaricom mast at the police station. They also destroyed the
police radio communication equipment.
Colonel Oguna during a press briefing at the
Department of Defence on Saturday. [PICTURE: GOVEDI ASUTSA/STANDARD]
A local civic leader, Hussein Aden Wiriq, said the attackers ransacked the
deserted Administration Police line and even made away with several personal
effects, but the armoury not touched.
And on Saturday while speaking during the weekly briefing on the progress of
Operation Linda Nchi, Department of Defence spokesman Colonel Cyrus Oguna said
the Kenyan troops had made significant inroads into Al Shabaab-controlled areas
in the past week.
He thanked locals for volunteering information on the militants’ possible
Oguna added that Kenya has been receiving intelligence from local Somalis on Al
Shabaab hideouts. "This has enabled us to conduct raids and defeat them. We have
won over the hearts and minds of the local communities, who are giving us
crucial intelligence," said Col Oguna.
He said, so far, the country has lost 10 officers while one is missing. Oguna
said the troops had consolidated the control of key areas previously occupied by
the militia group.
He said the southern sector was key for the troops’ activities in the past few
days since this is where the rag-tag militia had its key bases.
He said the camps in the southern region of Somalia were used to train recruits
from Kenya and other countries. "Our airborne troops have destroyed the camps
and killed several militants," said Oguna.
However, Colonel Oguna said that 11 officers have been injured during the
operation, which is in its sixth week.
The injured, he said, are recovering at the Forces Memorial Hospital, Nairobi.
Oguna said five of the officers died after a military helicopter crashed near
He said four others died in the operation, while another officer succumbed to
injuries after their military truck was blown up in Mandera. Oguna said the
joint forces had also killed hundreds of Al Shabaab fighters.
He was speaking at the Depart of Defence headquarters in Nairobi, accompanied by
Major Emmanuel Chirchir and Lindsey Kiptiness, the deputy director, Horn of
Africa Division, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He also revealed that a military helicopter developed mechanical problems on
Friday while in the operation, but was brought down safely.
"Our pilots are well trained; they landed safely. They have been flown to
Nairobi to join their families after the hitch," said Oguna.
Kenya sent troops and tanks into Somalia to fight the Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab
insurgents, accused of a series of attacks in the country, including abduction
of four foreigners.
Oguna said the militia was facing growing pressure as regional armies slowly
encircle them, with Kenyan forces in the south, Ugandan and Burundian African
Union forces in Mogadishu, and Ethiopian troops in the west.
Kenyan and Somali troops are conducting door-to-door searches for Al Shabaab
militants in Ras Kamboni, Munarani, Burgavo, Taabta, Qoqani, Dhobley, Busaar,
Oguna said the Kenyan troops were also involved in the provision of humanitarian
aid in Somalia. He said the troops were offering medical care and distributing
food to hungry locals.
— Reports by Mutinda Mwanzia, Abdisalan Ahmed and Adow Jubat