Al-Shabab rebels confirm stronghold withdrawal

Somalia's al-Shabab rebels confirmed they have withdrawn from their Kismayu stronghold, Reuters has reported.

But they threatened to strike back at African Union forces, who yesterday claimed the capture of the town.

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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.