NATO warships begin bombing ISIS sites in Somalia
Dozens of missiles from the sea hit at Islamic state bases in Qandala ancient port in northwestern Bari province in Somalia, officials said. “ I have saw, the people running from the city, they told us that they heard missiles form the sea, I thinks warships sitting in the sea fired from mortars” Mohamed Yusuf says. In October 2015, defected fighters from Al Shabaab group led by Abdiqadir Mumin has declared allegiance to ISIS in Puntland region and since then the group was recruiting and training new fighters to strengthen their grip in the region. “Now with ISIS in Yemen, Syria, and Iraq, the fact they hold can hold a major town in this country as well gives them an opportunity. Puntland is harder to attack because of its mountainous nature, it’s not Iraq or Syria, and can provide them a place they can go and group,” Fatah said.