An absolutely brutal raid carried out in El Adde, Somalia, against an unsuspecting Kenyan Army unit by Somalia’s al Qaeda affiliate, al Shabaab, is the focus of this combat footage video. The original propaganda video was over 30 minutes in length, much of which was executions of dozens of government troops.The Kenyan military is actually the workhorse of the region, doing much of the fighting against jihadist groups. They can be well-equipped, well-armed, and often decently trained. However, they suffer from terrible battlefield leadership and poor operational management. The unit decimated in this video had just arrived in the region, and the outgoing unit left without handing over any intelligence of any kind.The following video contains GRAPHIC CONTENT. It begins with jihadists moving into position in the predawn hours. The attack is initiated with at least one suicide borne improvised explosive device, and then the militants get on line and begin spraying into the camp. Confusion among the Kenyan Army troops is apparent, as many try to flee in armored vehicles. There is very little resistance, and soon, all troops are killed, captured, or fleeing into the bush.
The British presence in Kenya is essential to improve the capabilities of the British Forces in arid terrain and for future deployments in similar environments.Since Kenya obtained independence in December 1963 from the UK, both countries maintained close diplomatic relations and military links despite some cold periods due to diplomatic disputes. Proves of good relations are easy to note when analysing with more care such links between London and Nairobi.
A Navy SEAL was killed and two others were wounded in Somalia on Friday. They were attacked while on a mission advising Somali National Army forces.The incident occurred 40 miles west of Mogadishu near the town of Barii. The wounded are receiving medical attention, a defense official told CNN.The troops came under small arms fire. The US troops were part of an ongoing US military program to advise and assist Somali ground forces. The mission was not part of the stepped-up effort in Somalia to conduct airstrikes and ground missions against terror targets.In 1993, Mogadishu is where the U.S. military aimed to capture faction leader Mohamed Farrah Aidid and the ensuing firefight, known as the Battle of Mogadishu, was portrayed in the 2001 film Black Hawk Down.It is not clear if soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division from Ft. Campbell, Kentucky took part in the operation. Soldiers from the 101st arrived in Somalia’s capital city on April 2.“United States Africa Command will conduct various security cooperation and/or security force assistance events in Somalia in order to assist our allies and partners,” US Africa Command spokesman Pat Barnnes told Voice of Africa in an interview on Thursday.