by DAVID AXE
Second-hand F-5 jet fighters belonging to the tiny, untested Kenyan air force are spearheading a risky Kenyan invasion of southern Somalia aimed at destroying a Somali terror group.
On Oct. 17, around 2,000 Kenyan troops invaded southern Somalia. Their goal: to destroy Al Shabab, an Islamic terror group with ties to sea pirates, and whose agents were allegedly behind a string of kidnappings on Kenyan soil in recent weeks.
Reinforcements have boosted the Kenyan invasion force to some 4,000 people.
The attack — Kenya’s first major military operation in decades — began with an aerial bombardment of suspected Al-Shabab encampments near the Kenyan border.