On Sunday Jan. 5, 2020, at around 05:30AM LT, the Somail terrorist organization al-Shabaab attacked Manda Bay Airfield, Kenya, also known as “Camp Simba”, a base used by both U.S. and Kenyan forces.
The group posted 17 photographs showing their militants allegedly burning aircraft inside the base (one shows a fighter shooting a selfie next to a Dash 8 aircraft – more about this below), claiming 7 aircraft and 3 army vehicles were destroyed in the attack
BREAKING: #AlShabaab publishes 17 images of their fighters allegedly burning aircraft inside #US naval base in #Lamu County, #Kenya. The group says it destroyed 7 aircraft & 3 army vehicles. #KDF spox says the attack was “repulsed”. #AFRICOM say it’s monitoring the situation. pic.twitter.com/bZxJEG8ZHt
— Morad News (@MoradNews) January 5, 2020
Both AFRICOM (U.S. Africa Command) and the Kenya Defense Forces acknowledged there was an attack on the base. Initially, the KDF just said that the attack was repelled:
Read more: the aviationist