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Somalia condemns ‘continual Kenyan airstrikes that kill and maim civilians in the country’

Saturday June 5, 2021

The Federal Government of Somalia has condemned the “continual Kenyan airstrikes that kill and maim civilians in Somalia.”

In a statement issued on Friday, the government cited the ‘indiscriminate airstrike in El Adde and Hisa-u-gur in Gedo region, Jubaland State, on the 3rd of June, as the most recent example of Kenyan Defence Force (KDF) operations resulting in the death and maiming of civilians, including women and children.

Somali’s ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation stated that the operations are increasingly becoming an unpleasant hallmark of the Kenyan air force’s standard operating procedure.

“These KDF operations cloaked under a claim of carrying out operations against extremism are undoubtedly conducted in a manner that is bereft of its obligation under the UNSC’s AMISOM mandate,” the ministry stated.


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