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Militants seized Kenyan military base in Somalia

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Last week, al-Shabab militants seized a Kenyan military base in southern Somalia, the blog reports bmpd with reference to the Standardmedia.co.ke resource.



The publication recalls that Kenyan units are part of the African Union mission in Somalia, and their bases are in the south of this country.

According to the report, gunmen launched an attack on January 27 base. During the battle killed at least 68 military personnel of Kenya.

The Kenyan authorities initially denied that the base had been captured, and now they are simply silent, refusing any comment.

The resource recalls that last year another Kenyan base was captured by militants. Then the 173 soldiers died. At the same time, the real size of the losses was ignored by the Kenyan authorities for several months.








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  1. Banishing liberoids
    Banishing liberoids 1 February 2017 15: 52
    +6
    Over the years of the Civil War, the Samoyans learned to fight, now they are driving Kenyans around their country - they have squeezed out so much good.
    1. The black
      The black 1 February 2017 20: 54
      +2
      Quote: Expelling Liberoids
      Over the years of the Civil War, the Samoyans learned to fight, now they are driving Kenyans around their country - they have squeezed out so much good.

      And why actually rejoice? Al-Shabab grouping is the same Ishilovites in an African way.
  2. Xroft
    Xroft 1 February 2017 16: 02
    +5
    Yes, for decades in the literal sense .... here it is the result of democracy, the same will happen with Libya .... and it would be with Syria, sending countries to the Stone Age is the worst crime against humanity on the part of the United States.
    1. Lanser
      Lanser 1 February 2017 16: 31
      +7
      Actually, the Somalis did all this shit themselves. Thanks to a character like Siad Barre.
      1. Pirogov
        Pirogov 1 February 2017 17: 33
        0
        Quote: Lenser
        Actually, the Somalis did all this shit themselves. Thanks to a character like Siad Barre.

        About the characters do not need! ,,,, Sick topic ,,,,,!
  3. mitrich
    mitrich 1 February 2017 16: 13
    +2
    Yes, apparently the Kenyan warriors are still those. They could not protect their own. What for bases that not only do not control the situation around, but also lead to the victims of the contingent? And their whole African mission, is it an office somewhere in Nairobi?
    And Somalia, a real black hole, the war there for a long time.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 1 February 2017 16: 20
      +9
      This Shabab came running - IG Somalia.

      In the full report, a lot of Kenyans died - under 50 only on camera.

      Only three tried to defend themselves (with weapons in their hands and the traces of the battle were visible) - 2 one with a rifle, the other with a machine gun at the embankment inside the base tried to shoot, they were circumvented and shot in the back judging by the holes in the bulletproof vest. Another tried to throw a grenade / undermine (next to his body lies a grenade and multiple bullet hits) - but did not succeed.

      The rest are shot in the head, of varying degrees of clothing, from a T-shirt and pants, to body armor and helmets. But they apparently did not show resistance.

      Also, several runners wanted to run away, but got entangled in their own barbed wire fence and were shot.

      It’s sad. Overslept on the face - sentries or scored, or scored on sentries. At the same time, the waking shift was probably - how else to explain the large number of those killed in body armor, helmet, but without unloading and weapons? At the same time, they were killed by shots to the head from close range, that is, they also did not show resistance (the three that were riddled).
    2. aleks700
      aleks700 1 February 2017 16: 50
      0
      Yes, apparently the Kenyan warriors are still those. They could not protect their own.
      The Kenyan army is considered one of the best in Africa.
      1. vovanpain
        vovanpain 1 February 2017 17: 06
        +9
        Quote: aleks700
        The Kenyan army is considered one of the best in Africa.

        Yeah, it doesn’t work well with:
        Quote: donavi49
        It’s sad. Overslept on the face - sentries or scored, or scored on sentries. At the same time, the waking shift was probably - how else to explain the large number of those killed in body armor, helmet, but without unloading and weapons?

        what И
        The resource recalls that last year another Kenyan base was captured by militants. Then the 173 soldiers died. At the same time, the real size of the losses was ignored by the Kenyan authorities for several months.

        Reminds the "best" army in Europe-APU. request
        1. aleks700
          aleks700 1 February 2017 19: 43
          +1
          Yeah, it’s not so good
          And the old woman is a slammer. And yes, Somalis are learning.
      2. Incvizitor
        Incvizitor 1 February 2017 18: 11
        +2
        The Saudi army, also in armament, is one of the best in the BV; this does not prevent them from raking regularly.
      3. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 1 February 2017 21: 29
        0
        Quote: aleks700
        The Kenyan army is considered one of the best in Africa.

        What can we say about the bad (((((((((
        1. aleks700
          aleks700 2 February 2017 10: 23
          0
          Oh bad !? Compose jokes!
    3. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 1 February 2017 21: 28
      0
      Quote: mitrich
      Yes, apparently the Kenyan warriors are still those. They could not protect their own. What for bases that not only do not control the situation around, but also lead to the victims of the contingent? And their whole African mission, is it an office somewhere in Nairobi?

      I also think that there someone explained to this Kenyan military that they had to shoot from the machine gun, not wield it like a club and that the store was not a boomerang, and it had to be equipped with ammunition and not thrown at the enemy?
  4. Gray brother
    Gray brother 1 February 2017 16: 16
    +3
    Normally they went there for swag.
  5. Alex_Tug
    Alex_Tug 1 February 2017 16: 18
    +1
    Kenyan units are part of the mission African Union in somalia

    Are these peacekeepers? Or the occupation of southern Somalia?
    1. Iskander Sh
      Iskander Sh 1 February 2017 23: 11
      +2
      Quote: Alex_Tug
      Are these peacekeepers? Or the occupation of southern Somalia?


      Neither is the other. Somali chaos often floods the border of Kenyan territory, Kenyan troops entered the territory of Somalia to create a security buffer for their borders.
  6. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 1 February 2017 16: 26
    +1
    "Somalia, you are my Somalia! From the fact that I am from the north, or something ..." Cannon toys. Cartridges, cars ....
    For some reason it reminded: Monkey with a grenade. Initially, the Charter and discipline. And everything else ....
    1. Weyland
      Weyland 1 February 2017 23: 16
      +3
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      "Somalia, you are my Somalia! From the fact that I am from the north, or something ..."


      Do you know the real verses about Somalia?

      ... That evening, only the shadows of the bushes crept,
      Somali came up to me
      Their leader with a red cap of shaggy hair
      He pronounced a death sentence on me
      And a mocking gaze from under flat eyelids
      He saw how many people are with me.
      Tomorrow battle, merciless, languid battle
      With a howling black crowd
      Under the feet of the camels, the plexus of bodies
      Rain of poisoned spears and arrows
      And to the pain I thought that there, on the moon,
      The enemy could not sneak up on me.
      Exactly at midnight, I woke up my caravan,
      The ocean rumbled over the hill
      People died in the abyss, and we on earth
      They also expected death in the gloom.
      We set off on the road. The grass was breathing
      Like the skin of a sweaty lion
      And turned white in the midst of black sacred stones
      Heap of skulls and bones.
      In whole Africa there are no menacing Somali,
      There is no sadder of their land
      So many white spears pierced in the darkness
      At her sand wells
      But they come and fight here
      They die - and go again,
      So that Ogaden speaks about their exploits
      The voices of hungry hyenas.
      And when the moon bowed before the morning,
      Not that one, but scary and red,
      I realized that she, like a knight’s shield,
      Eternal glory to the heroes burns,
      And the camels ordered to put, and a gun
      He entrusted my free soul. "
      (N.S. Gumilyov)

      But Gumilyov still stuck with these Somalis (otherwise there would be no one to write these verses) wink ...
  7. family tree
    family tree 1 February 2017 16: 47
    +2
    Kenyans relaxed, while the country was a resort, in general, not a fig not a Zulus, that is, Italian armored cars, literally took a spear what
  8. faiver
    faiver 1 February 2017 18: 33
    0
    Zvezdo, what kind of army is it that they cannot defend themselves? ...
  9. alien308
    alien308 1 February 2017 20: 55
    +1
    What kind of short-barreled gun? On 1 and 4 photos
  10. Kreedjer
    Kreedjer 1 February 2017 21: 21
    0
    What kind of technique? The armament of the armored personnel carrier resembles an anti-aircraft spark of maxims: D
  11. Iskander Sh
    Iskander Sh 1 February 2017 23: 14
    +1
    It’s a pity Kenyans, how did that happen?
    1. family tree
      family tree 2 February 2017 04: 51
      0
      Quote: Iskander Sh
      It’s a pity Kenyans, how did that happen?

      Yes, just that. Mihai, of course the cattle, matyug further, but the song is correct, when you take it inside
  12. sergeyzzz
    sergeyzzz 2 February 2017 07: 06
    0
    I don’t understand, but what about that? Natural selection and protection against overpopulation of Africa. In terms of the level of development of their brains, they should now have stone axes, bows and arrows. And the "good" uncles capitalists brought them the most modern means of destroying their own kind, so they use them.