Somalia Joins African Union in Major Drive Against Al Shabaab


Somali and African Union forces are planning a major assault on the Al Shabaab militia in their last major stronghold, the southern port of Kismayu.

Since being ejected from the capital, Mogadishu, a year ago, the militia have sustained dramatic losses in central and southern Somalia, their traditional bastion. Its leaders now plan to transform themselves into a guerrilla movement and rebrand as the alternative to the new Somalia government.

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Al Shabaab militia (file photo): Since the fighters were ejected from the capital a year ago, they've sustained dramatic losses in central and southern Somalia - their traditional bastion.

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