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."
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