From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Ten killed as air strike hits refugee camp in Somalia
Monday 31 October 2011
Kenyan planes bombed a refugee camp in southern Somalia on Sunday, killing at least 10 people and wounding dozens of women and children.
Aid group Doctors Without Borders said that 52 people were injured by the attack on the camp in Jilib.
About 1,500 families had fled there in the face of a drought earlier this year.
Town elder Ahmed Sheik Don said: “The planes targeted a bus stop. They also hit a refugee camp and finally an al-Shabab food distribution centre,” referring to the armed Islamist group that controls most of southern Somalia.
Kenyan troops moved into Somalia in mid-October to try to stop al-Shabab’s uprising against the country’s UN-backed government, backed by military planes and with logistical support from the French military.
Residents and officials told Reuters earlier on Sunday that at least 12 civilians were killed when two Kenyan jets bombed Jilib.
See also here.
Kenya’s ill-advised incursion into Somalia on Oct. 16 after a rash of kidnappings in the tourist paradise of Lamu will most likely lead to a long and expensive quagmire. The escalation will further destabilize a region already reeling from war, piracy, famine, and international terrorism: here.
Kenya’s blundering mission in Somalia: here.
Kenyan troops set to attack Somali towns: here.
Kenyan army tweets: don’t sell donkeys to militants: here.