This is exactly how government should deal with radical Islamic terrorists. Maybe Obama can learn a thing or two.
Kenya’s army said it killed more than 100 fighters of the Islamist group al-Shabaab in assaults on its camps in neighboring Somalia after the militants claimed responsibility for a bus attack in northeastern Kenya that left 28 people dead.
Fighter jets targeted two camps near Godondowe in Somalia, killing 95 militants, Kenya’s Defence Ministry said late yesterday in an e-mailed statement. Ground troops and helicopter gunships killed another 20 members of the al-Qaeda-linked group as they fled to the Arabia Hills along the Kenya-Somali border, it said. Al-Shabaab, in a statement broadcast on Radio Andalus, denied they lost fighters in Kenyan attacks.
“This rapid action is itself a huge victory against regional terrorist networks,” Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto said in a statement. “It emboldens us to ultimately deliver our promise to secure our citizens against internal and external aggression.”
Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the Nov. 22 attack on a bus while it was traveling between the towns of Mandera and Bulla Arabia, about 800 kilometers (500 miles) northeast of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Non-Muslims were separated from other passengers before being killed by gunmen, according to Mandera Deputy County Commissioner Elvin Korir.
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