30 September, 2014 / Zilhaj 4, 1435

Regaining Somalia from Al-Shabaab

African Union troops alongside Somali forces seized the formerly Islamist-held town of Wanla Weyn on Sunday, the latest loss for the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab fighters, commanders said. – Photos by AFP/AU-UN

Soldiers serving with the Kenyan Contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) are seen atop an armoured personnel carrier in the grounds of Kismayo University in the southern Somali port city of Kismayo, approx. 500km south of the country's capital Mogadishu.
Soldiers serving with the Kenyan Contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) are seen atop an armoured personnel carrier in the grounds of Kismayo University in the southern Somali port city of Kismayo, approx. 500km south of the country's capital Mogadishu.
A Somali woman sells dried fish from a kiosk in a market area in the centre in Kimayo after African Union troops seized the town from the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab group.
A Somali woman sells dried fish from a kiosk in a market area in the centre in Kimayo after African Union troops seized the town from the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab group.
A fighter of the pro-government Ras Kimboni Brigade gets a haircut inside a barber's kiosk in a market area in the centre of the southern Somali port city of Kismayo.
A fighter of the pro-government Ras Kimboni Brigade gets a haircut inside a barber's kiosk in a market area in the centre of the southern Somali port city of Kismayo.
A young Somali boy sits atop a pillar in the centre of the southern Somali port city of Kismayo,  approx. 500km south of the country's capital Mogadishu.
A young Somali boy sits atop a pillar in the centre of the southern Somali port city of Kismayo, approx. 500km south of the country's capital Mogadishu.
A soldier serving with the Kenyan Contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) looks out the door of an armoured personnel carrier in the grounds of Kismayo University in the southern Somali port city of Kismayo.
A soldier serving with the Kenyan Contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) looks out the door of an armoured personnel carrier in the grounds of Kismayo University in the southern Somali port city of Kismayo.
Soldiers serving with the Kenyan Contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) direct a Somali woman as they patrol along the streets in the centre of the southern Somali port city of Kismayo.
Soldiers serving with the Kenyan Contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) direct a Somali woman as they patrol along the streets in the centre of the southern Somali port city of Kismayo.
A Somali woman looks out from the doorway of a shop in a market area in the centre of the southern Somali port city of Kismayo, approx. 500km south of the country's capital Mogadishu
A Somali woman looks out from the doorway of a shop in a market area in the centre of the southern Somali port city of Kismayo, approx. 500km south of the country's capital Mogadishu
A fighter of the pro-government Ras Kimboni Brigade arms a heavy machine mounted on the back of a pick-up truck while parked along the roadside in the centre of the southern Somali port city of Kismayo.
A fighter of the pro-government Ras Kimboni Brigade arms a heavy machine mounted on the back of a pick-up truck while parked along the roadside in the centre of the southern Somali port city of Kismayo.

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