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Kismayo somalia 20121002

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The city of Kismayo in southern Somalia had been the last stronghold of Islamist militants Al Shabaab.
Kismayo somalia 20121002

Kismayo, Somalia is pictured on September 28, 2012. Kismayo was the last major bastion of the Shebab, who have lost most of their other strongholds to the 17,000-strong African Union force, of which Kenya is a part, as well as allied Ethiopian forces. The KDF have been aiming to take Kismayo ever since they rolled troops and tanks across the border to fight the Islamist extremists almost a year ago.

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