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Entertainment Somalia: Ugandan Amisom contingent claims to have killed 189 shebabs

17:08  24 january  2021
17:08  24 january  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Somali officials and the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) claimed killing 189 al-Shabaab AMISOM has been in Somalia for more than 10 years, keeping the peace and supporting Somalia ’s Al-Shabab Claims Responsibility for Deadly Somalia Explosion. Four killed in Somalia explosion

The Ugandan army says its peacekeeping forces have managed to eliminate 189 members of the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab Takfiri terrorist group in Somalia during an offensive against one of the group’s camps. In a statement on Friday, the Ugandan People's Defence Force (UPDF) said that it had raided

Des soldats de l'Amisom en poste au nord de Mogadiscio. (Photo d'illustration) © REUTERS / Stuart Price Amisom soldiers stationed north of Mogadishu. (Photo illustration)

This is one of the operations that killed the most shebabs in less than twenty-four hours. The Ugandan contingent of Amisom, the African force in Somalia, claimed to have eliminated 189 Islamist terrorists between Friday evening and Saturday morning. A series of attacks have been carried out on several villages southwest of Mogadishu. The Ugandans notably have attack helicopters which were often lacking throughout Amisom’s tenure.

In an operation they described as "surprise and swift", the Ugandans were hit hard ... The contingent launched ground troops supported by several attack helicopters. The devices strafed, from the sky, at least three villages, about a hundred kilometers southwest of Mogadishu and known to be Shebab landmarks.

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Ugandan soldiers working as part of a peacekeeping force in Somalia have killed 189 al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab fighters in an attack on one of their camps, the Ugandan army said. Ugandan troops are part of the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia , whose aim is to support the central

A meeting of Islamist leaders was also disrupted and several participants injured. Two Shebab commanders were arrested and handed over to the Somali army. The Ugandan People's Defense Force (UPDF) claims to have destroyed vehicles, weapons and equipment in the process.

The governor of the Bas-Shabelle region confirmed the operation and its very heavy toll for terrorists, a success due, in large part, to the use of attack helicopters, the lack of which has always been criticized within of Amisom.

However, in February 2012, the delivery of twelve aircraft had been authorized by the UN but a few months later, three Ugandan helicopters on their way to Somalia crashed, bringing the project to a halt. Since then, this type of device has only been used by Kenya and Ethiopia, outside the framework of Amisom.

The African force finally received three MD-500 helicopters in December 2016. Then, at the end of 2020, Uganda deployed an air unit, the result of a partnership with the UN and Amisom, the first of which was major weapons have just been registered this weekend.

See also: Somalia: series of attacks launched by the Shebabs against the bases of the Amisom

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