The Battle for Hoosingo

Special forces storm into an unspecified target in Somalia. Photo/FILE

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  • The KDF were outnumbered. Ammunition was running low. The sturdiest all-wheel drives could not tackle the treacherous mud to bring in reinforcements, but the commanding officer was not short of ideas. As Kenya marks the first anniversary of the Somali campaign, this and many more stories from our corespodent who has been embedded with the KDF and AMISOM thrice

On January 22, 2012, Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers were sent to liberate Hoosingo, a town in south Somalia. The force was expected to link up with Somalia’s Transitional Federation Forces (TFG) for the task.

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