Almost 48 hours after they stormed Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall and the terrorists from al-Shabab appear to be exactly where they planned to be.
And they could be there for a long time. They have apparently taken over a bank, which with its vault and bulletproof glass brings them an element of security and somewhere to keep their hostages.
They also have control of at least part of a large supermarket, meaning they have food and water.
The Kenyan government says the gang numbers between 10 to 15, which means there are probably enough of them to operate a shift system.
In terms of a siege situation they hold a lot of cards.
There has been occasional gunfire here throughout the morning. We have seen at least one injured Kenyan soldier emerge from the mall.
As attention focusses on the militant group al-Shabaab, ITV News has spoken to a preacher accused of being their top recruiter.
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