The al-Qaeda-aligned militant group al-Shabab has denied reports that parts of the port city of Kismayo have fallen to African Union troops.
On its Twitter feed and in an interview with the BBC, spokesmen for the group said the city remained "firmly in the hands of the Mujahideen".
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