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AU forces close in on al-Shabab town
Forces remain on alert in southern Somalia though armed group seems to have fled its stronghold, Marka.
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2012 05:53

The town of Marka in southern Somalia is known for being a rebel stronghold that was solidly under the control of al-Shabab.

But two weeks ago, the armed Islamist group fled, abandoning the town almost without a fight. Still, the risk of ambush remains high.

The African Union, which has a heavy troop presence in the area, says al-Shabab might have pulled back but they have not gone away.

Al Jazeera's Peter Greste reports from Marka.

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