KISMAYU, Somalia, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The Kenyan military said Saturday it is about halfway through its mission of ridding southern Somalia of the militant group al-Shabaab.
"As we are speaking now, al-Shabaab is halfway in the pit," Col. Cyrus Oguna said.
The Kenyan operation in Somalia, Operation Linda Nchi, enters its 15th week Sunday, The (Nairobi, Kenya) Nation reported.
"The target has been on logistics bases and command centers, and [these] are critical in any operation, and if you cripple a logistics base and a command center, the war is halfway won," Oguna said.
On Saturday, Kenyan fighter jets bombed a southern Somali town that had been overrun by al-Shabaab fighters, killing at least 10 militants, Shabelle News Network reported.
Officials said the jets also bombed at least seven pickup trucks that were armed with anti-aircraft weapons.