April 2015 – Kenya’s air force launched strikes in Somalia on 5 April 2015, that reportedly destroyed two camps linked to the Islamist militant group al Shabaab, Kenyan military officials said on Monday April 6th.
This is the first round of military action to follow the massacre at Garissa University College last week that left 148 people dead.
The airstrikes occurred Sunday April 5th afternoon and Monday April 6th morning in the Gedo region, just across the border in southern Somalia. According to Reuters, Kenyan army spokesman David Obonyo declared that the mission was part of ongoing attempts to stop the al Qaeda-linked militant group from waging attacks on the Kenyan side of the border.
“The bombings are part of the continued process and engagement against al Shabaab, which will go on,” Obonyo told the BBC, saying the strikes were in response to “threats.”