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Manda Bay raid - Camp Simba's been hit

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posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 12:07 AM
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Amir Tsarfati from Behold Israel has been reporting for more than an hour US troops were killed in a raid earlier today at Camp Simba.



Amir Tsarfati @BeholdIsrael BREAKING: #AlShabaab claiming to have conducted a daring dawn raid on a #US naval base known as ‘Camp Simba’ situated in Manda Bay, #Lamu County, #Kenya. Group says in statement that its fighters "took control of part of the base that is home to hundreds of US & Kenya soldiers".
Amir Tsarfati

Edit to Add: Info is leaking in now from different sources.
edit on 4618Sunday202013 by silo13 because: (no reason given)




posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 12:13 AM
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Al-Shabab attacks military base in Kenya's Lamu county


Al-Shabab fighters have stormed a military base in Kenya's Lamu county used by both United States and Kenyan military personnel, a government official and the armed group said.

"The Mujahideen fighters covertly entered enemy lines, successfully stormed the heavily fortified military base and have now taken effective control of a part of the base," the group said in a statement. The armed group said the raid resulted in "severe casualties on both American and Kenyan troops stationed there."


RT @NationBreaking : AL SHABAAB militants launch a 4 am attack on the US-Kenya military base in Manda Bay, Lamu. Heavy fire exchange ongoing…


edit on 4117Sunday202013 by silo13 because: added info



posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 12:17 AM
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Interesting...

There's photos popping up but there's no proof they're from Simba.

Co-ordinated media strategy if its false..







AL SHABAAB militants launch a 4 am attack on the US-Kenya military base in Manda Bay, Lamu. Heavy fire exchange ongoing.


I hope the POTUS is paying attention



posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 12:17 AM
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Being reported on Aljazeera. Sounds plausible. Confidant Trump is aware. Oh....



posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 12:30 AM
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a reply to: silo13

Islamist Group Al Shabaab Attacks Kenya Base Used by Kenyan, U.S. Forces


NAIROBI — Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab on Sunday attacked a military base in Lamu county in Kenya that is used by both U.S. and Kenyan forces, a source and al Shabaab said. "They have attacked Manda airstrip in Lamu, which is just next to the military camp that hosts military personnel from many countries including Kenya and the U.S. We are informed that fighting is still ongoing," the military source told Reuters.

I was in hopes for once Amir was wrong.
Looks like he wasn't.


"An elite group of soldiers from Harakat Al-Shabaab Al Mujahideen’s ‘Martyrdom Brigade’ launched a daring dawn raid on a U.S. naval base known as ‘Camp Simba’ in Lamu County, Kenya. "...the base is home to hundreds of U.S.military personnel and Kenyan soldiers and serves as one of the many launch pads for the American crusade against Islam in the region," the al Shabaab statement said.



posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 12:32 AM
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Trump doesn't need to be aware , no, just the C-130 gun platform,

Yawn....
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posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 12:43 AM
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Almost all of the people with blue checks on Twitter say that a car bomb breach the gate .

Quote a few of them are also saying helicopters beat them off .

“ When Apaches fly people die “



posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 12:51 AM
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a reply to: Fallingdown

Dunno what 'blue checks' on Twitter is - but - I sure hope that's all there is to it.

We don't need any more crap going on than already is...



posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 12:52 AM
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Kenyan Military just tweeted its been repelled.



NEWS BREAKING ALERT: The Kenyan military says that the attack on the U.S.-Kenyan military base in Kenya has been "successfully repelled," according to VOA (1:46 a.m. ET 1/5/20)



posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 01:04 AM
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originally posted by: Agit8dChop
Kenyan Military just tweeted its been repelled.



NEWS BREAKING ALERT: The Kenyan military says that the attack on the U.S.-Kenyan military base in Kenya has been "successfully repelled," according to VOA (1:46 a.m. ET 1/5/20)


Man i hope thats true.



posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 01:22 AM
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the exposure begins, go on iran show us everything, let your anger out for all to see because it'll be your undoing.



posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 01:52 AM
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Kenya Defence Forces
‏Verified account @kdfinfo

This morning at around 5:30 am an attempt was made to breach security at Manda Air Strip. The attempted breach was successfully repulsed. Four terrorists bodies have so far been found. The airstrip is safe.
twitter.com...

It's about 5 miles south (toward the beach) from Camp Simba.

US military flys MQ-9 Reaper's from this outpost.

WTH is Camp Simba? 👇

Pentagon's Shadowy Network Of Bases In Africa

Left side menu scroll to bottom, click on Camp Simba.



posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 02:27 AM
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I think the January 3rd and January 4th Tweet from the U.S. Africa Command are accurate.
twitter.com...

CNN says an Al Qaeda affiliate claims the strikes.
www.cnn.com...


From: abcnews.go.com...

The U.S. military has confirmed to ABC News that there has been a terror attack on a military base in Kenya that houses some U.S. military personnel.

The Somali terror group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack that Kenyan authorities said had been repelled with four militants killed in the fighting.

The Al Qaeda affiliate claimed that their fighters had taken control of a portion of the base, a claim that could not be verified.
Last week al-Shabab carried out a car bomb attack in the heart of Mogadishu that killed at least 80 civilians.

About 500 U.S. troops are stationed inside Somalia assisting and advising that country’s military in its fight against the terror group.



posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 02:56 AM
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a reply to: EndtheMadnessNow

So their claims of massive casualties was bunk as usual.



posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 09:50 AM
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A C-146 Wolfhound, and a heavily modified DHC-8, used as an intelligence aircraft by the Army were both destroyed, as well as several Kenyan aircraft and US helicopters.

C-146A (Dornier Do328):



DHC-8 (Dash 8):



Attack aftermath:




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posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 09:55 AM
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originally posted by: namehere
the exposure begins, go on iran show us everything, let your anger out for all to see because it'll be your undoing.


Al-Shabaab/Al Qui'sa are sponsored by Saudi and are at war with Iran.



posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 10:12 AM
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Maybe this is reason enough to let all of our soldiers be armed while they are on base now.
If this is going to be happening and nobody knows who is next, then everyone should be ready.



posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 05:04 PM
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Situation at Manda Bay still fluid after Al-Shabaab attack - US


The US military has acknowledged the attack by Al-Shabaab carried out on Sunday morning at Manda Bay Airfield in Lamu.
A statement by the US Africa Command however noted that the airfield has been cleared and the process of securing it is going on.
"The security situation at Manda Bay is fluid. Al-Shabaab is a terrorist group that has repeatedly communicated an intent to attack U.S. interests," the statement said.


So there's some truth to the 'attack' - but...as per usual:


Al-Shabaab has put out multiple press releases exaggerating the security situation on the ground, which is a proven practice by the terror organization. "Al-Shabaab resorts to lies, coercion, and the exertion of force to bolster their reputation to create false headlines," said Maj. Gen. William Gayler, U.S. Africa Command director of operations.


There's word out that General Stephen J. Townsend has been killed in revenge for the killing of Soleimani. So far (thank goodness) it's just more of the above (lies, exaggeration).



posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 05:09 PM
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1 US service member, 2 DOD contractors killed in terror attack on US base in Kenya


One U.S. service member and two American Department of Defense contractors were killed in a terror attack on a military base in Kenya that houses some U.S. military personnel.

The Somali terror group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack that Kenyan authorities said had been repelled with four militants killed in the fighting.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of our teammates who lost their lives today," U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of U.S. Africa Command, said in a statement Sunday afternoon.

"As we honor their sacrifice, let's also harden our resolve. Alongside our African and international partners, we will pursue those responsible for this attack and al-Shabaab who seeks to harm Americans and U.S. interests."


RIP

Names are not being released until notification of next of kin.



posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 08:11 PM
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Whose ready for a before/after dead terrorist meme

I’ll give it 24hours



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