African Union troops enter Kismayu - Somali army

Residents said the troops opened fire in the air to disperse people who had gathered to watch the tanks rolling into the city.

African Union troops enter Kismayu - Somali army

World Bulletin / News Desk 

African Union troops backed by tanks entered the former al Shabaab stronghold of Kismayu on Tuesday for the first time by Kenyan and Somali troops.

Residents said the troops opened fire in the air to disperse people who had gathered to watch the tanks rolling into the city.

"AU tanks and Somali military vehicles have taken positions in Kismayu, people have welcomed us," General Ismail Sahardiid, the commander of Somali government forces told Reuters. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 02 Ekim 2012, 14:05
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