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Somalia's uphill battle against al-Shabab

AU mission aiding Mogadishu says more troops and resources needed to land final blow to armed group.

Last Modified: 04 Oct 2013 07:33
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The recent attack on Kenya's Westgate shopping mall that left 67 people dead had exposed the difficulty in fighting al-Shabab fighters, who are based in Somalia.

African Union troops, who are at the frontline of the war with the armed group in Somalia, face an uphill struggle to land a final blow against it.

AU military officials say they need more troops and resources in order to defeat the group.

Al Jazeera's Peter Greste reports from Kismayo in southern Somalia.

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