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Troops roll back fighters in Somali capital
Change in mandate allows peacekeepers to engage al-Shabab, as they try to turn the situation around.
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2011 04:47

Somali government forces, supported by peacekeepers from the African Union, say they are making gains in the battle for control of the capital, Mogadishu.

The AU troops went in as peacekeepers but are now leading the offensive against the al-Qaeda affiliated al-Shabab.

Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow has this exclusive report.

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