Kenya navy shells Somali town after rebels retreat

Posted by admin | Posted in Politics | Posted on 30-09-2012-05-2008

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Handout photo shows AMISOM Sector Two Commander and head of the Kenyan contingent Brigadier Ngere speaking with senior officers at their sector headquarters in DhobleyMOGADISHU (Reuters) – Kenyan warships shelled the southern Somali port of Kismayu overnight after al Qaeda-linked rebels said they had abandoned the city, residents said on Sunday. Stunned by an assault by sea, air and ground forces late on Friday night, al Shabaab rebels fled the city that had been their key source of revenue, retreating to surrounding forests and towns. However, there were conflicting reports on Sunday evening about how much of Kismayu African Union forces (AMISOM) now controlled. …

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