On the frontline of Somalia's fight against al-Shabab

Local forces defend government-controlled territory in Kismayo, constantly under threat of al-Shabab attacks.

    The Somali army is training new recruits in the port city of Kismayo, one of the last remaining strongholds of al-Shabab.

    Until they finish their training, fighters from the regional administration have the task of defending the territory under government control.

    Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports from the frontline.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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