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Unknown warplanes strikes Daesh in Somalia

August 30, 2017 at 12:42 pm

A Daesh militant, 30 August 2017 [VOA/Wikipedia]

Unidentified fighter aircrafts attacked Daesh fighters based in north-eastern Somalia, Garowe Online reported.

The fighter aircrafts attacked the town of Af-kala-haye, roughly 24 kilometres from Alula in the Gardafy region. Local villagers were shocked by the airstrikes and stressed how the streets were littered with remnants of shell castings.

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Daesh in Somalia gave a pledge of allegiance to Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, the leader of Daesh in Syria and Iraq, in October 2015. The group primarily operates in the northeast of the country, Puntland. It is led by Sheikh Abdul Qadir Mumin with an estimated 300 foot soldiers.