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Shabaab touts deadly raid on Somali military base

Shabaab fighters storm a Somali military base near Kismayo after a suicide bombing on Sept. 2: #Somalia pic.twitter.com/EB43ZDxf2O — Long War Journal (@LongWarJournal) November 13, 2017 Shabaab, al Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, recently detailed a deadly raid on a Somali military base near the southern port town of Kismayo that took place two months ago. The assault, which took place on Sept. 2, left over 20 Somali military personnel dead, far more than Somali officials admitted to after the attack. Shabaab detailed the attack in a video entitled “And Be Harsh Against Them.” The video, which was released today, includes dramatic footage of the nighttime assault which included a massive suicide car bombing, and Shabaab fighters entering the base, clashing with Somali soldiers, and executing survivors. Shabaab’s strike on the Bala Gadud base began with its signature pattern, a ...

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