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September 28, 2012: Kenyan and government troops have entered Kismayo, facing light resistance. Most of the attackers began moving in at 2 AM from the land side. Some of the attacking Kenyans came in from the sea at night, landing on beaches, and fighting surprised al Shabaab fighters camped nearby. Some al Shabaab fighters put up a fight, but most appear to have fled or gone into hiding. Losing control of Kismayo, and its port and airfield, is a major blow to al Shabaab, who found the city a major source of income.
Posted by Water Modem 2012-09-28 19:50||