Precision airstrikes by Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) have reportedly wiped out close to 70 Al Shabaab fighters in El Adde, Somalia.
The strikes by KDF fighter jets were conducted on Sunday night at a camp which the militants were using for training purposes.
Reports indicated that the militants had set up the makeshift camp at the same site where a KDF base was overrun and an unconfirmed number of soldiers killed in January.
Initial damage assessment indicated that the camp was completely destroyed, three fighter vehicles decommissioned with the militants suffering heavy casualties.
According to Somali’s news residents say they saw suspected KDF jets flying around the area before the aerial assault.
The news site further stated that Al Shabaab ‘propagandists’ were yet to confirm or deny the casualties suffered after the bombardment.
Similarly, KDF officials were yet to issue a statement on the attack.
Kenyan troops have been carrying out both air and ground offensives in a bid to dismantle the terrorists responsible for several attacks in the region.
Accelerated engagements have seen the hundreds of fighters killed and armory destroyed with tens of senior Al Shabaab commanders being neutralized.