KDF troops retreat (again) in Somalia

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The al-Qaeda media branch GIMF (Global Islamic Media Front) has reported that Kenya forces are preparing to withdraw from the military base in Somalia’s Bula-Gudud town, and are demolishing the camp.

The move comes two days after the Kenyan troops were forced to retreat toward its borders, due to attacks by Harakat Al-Shabaab Al-Mujahideen (al-Qaeda off-shot in Somalia), which retook the towns of El-Add and Badhadhe from KDF.

This was the second debacle of the peacekeeping contingent, just a few days after the 15 January massacre at KDF’s base in Gedo, which killed hundreds of African Union soldiers.

Sobre luisbrasbernardino

I'm an Infantry Lieutenant Colonel in the Portuguese Army with General Staff Course qualifications. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Peace and War Studies in New International Relations from Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, a MA in Strategy from Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas at Universidade de Lisboa and a PhD in International Relations from the same university. He is currently conducting research at the Center for International Studies at the University of Lisbon (CEI-IUL) in a post-doctoral project on African Security and Defence architectures. He is a member of the editorial board of Revista Militar and Editor of the Revista PROELIUM at the Military Academy. LtCol Luis Bernardino regularly participates in national and international seminars and frequently publishes articles in journals on the subject of security and defence in Africa. He is currently Professor in the Department of Post-Graduate Studies at the Military Academy in Lisbon and member of the Directorate of the Centre for Investigation, Development and Research of the Military Academy (CINAMIL). bernardino.lmb@hotmail.com
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