Alshabab claims responsibility of shooting down Kenyan jet fighter aircraft

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    Alshabab claims responsibility of shooting down Kenyan jet fighter aircraft

    MOGADISHU, 05 Dec, 2014 (QalinNews) - Alshabab fighters in Somalia claimed the responsibility of a Kenyan jet fighter plane that fell down in Southern Somalia Thursday as it continued bombing rural areas outside Kismayo, officials confirmed to Qalin.

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MOGADISHU, 05 Dec, 2014 (QalinNews) - Alshabab fighters in Somalia claimed the responsibility of a Kenyan jet fighter plane that fell down in Southern Somalia Thursday as it continued bombing rural areas outside Kismayo, officials confirmed to Qalin.
Kenya confirmed the crash but called it a technical failure, while Alshabab claimed the responsibility of the crash as part of the war between Alshabab and the Kenyan forces in Somalia.
Alshabab's in charge of the Jubba regions Sheikh Abdurahman Hudeyfa claimed the responsibility of the military plane crashed and praised his fighters of succeeding to bring down the Kenyan jet fighter.
Hudeyfa, speaking to Alshabab's Al Andalus radio said, "The plane was bombing the villages under Jamame district, it was shot down as it was dropping down its bombs, God willing our forces used their anti aircraft weapons, and hit the enemy plane" 
"After the fight back we saw the jet fighter plane smoking and after few seconds it fell down and exploded, and finally the Mujahideen found the body of the pilot and the destruction of the plane"
A resident in Dhesaq-Waamo, who requested anonymity for safety reasons told Qalin News that he saw a military plane with smoke in its tail falling down.
"I head the sound first, then I saw the plane in high speed, but it has smoke in its tail, after seconds it fell down and exploded" He said, "I saw clouds of smoke raising up to the sky, it was shocking, I took my two sons and ran from the house to the jungle area to escape it there is a risk after that"
The resident confirmed that other Kenyan planes arrived the area but didn't rescue any one from the crash.     
Kenyan planes have been bombing Somalia regions in the south since October 29, 2014 when armed men hijacked a a bus in Kenya and killed 28 non Muslim Kenyans, who were mostly teachers returning home for leave.


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