Kenyan and Somali troops 'in Kismayo' after beach assault

Kenyan army spokesman Col Cyrus Oguna said a joint operation of Kenyan and Somali government troops was launched overnight and was "basically amphibious".

"We cannot give casualty figures at the moment, the damage has not been assessed, but I can tell you our forces are already in Kismayo."

– Col Cyrus Oguna

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Al-Shabab leave Kismayu

Somalia's al Shabaab rebels have withdrew from the southern Somali city of Kismayu overnight following an assault from the African Union and Kenyan forces. The al Qaeda inspired group vowed to return.