Somalia appeals for help to fight al-Shabab

Somali defence minister tells Al Jazeera that his troops urgently need support to take on the armed rebel group.

    Somalia's defence minister says the government needs more international support to track down the armed group, al-Shabab.

    The government has to rely on local military groups, many whom once fought alongside al-Shabab.

    Al Jazeera's Peter Greste reports from Kismayo. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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