KISMAYO (Sh.M.Network)—Calm situation has returned to Somalia’s port city of Kismayo on Monday after Al shabab militants announced Saturday they have abandoned the city for “military tactics”, residents said.
“Today the situation remains calm, no chaos no gun-battle. Business, public gatherings have been reopened, but everyone is fearful over the looming clan militia clashes,” a resident said.
Kenyan and Somali troops sent to retake Kismayo from Al shabab are still in the town’s outskirts, consolidating and making careful military plans to move into the city soon.
Sources told Shabelle Media Network that Warships were firing deafening shells to Kismayo last night but several shells landed on houses, killing at least two, injuring three others seriously.
The shells may have been targeting any remaining pockets of resistance or military installations in the city that was the rebels’ last stronghold.
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