1. Defeated

    Kenya Deals a Blow to Al-Shabab

    This undated photo provided by Kenya's Ministry for Defence on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, is said by them to show Kenya Defence Forces troops at an undisclosed location in Kenya, engaged in recent preparations for an assault on the Somali port city of Kismayo. Kenyan troops invaded al-Shabab's last stronghold in Somalia on Friday, coming ashore in a predawn beach landing at Kismayo that appeared likely to deprive the Islamist insurgents of their last big money-making enterprise. (AP Photo/Kenya Ministry for Defense)

    Kenya Ministry for Defense / AP Photo

    Kenyan forces have subdued a group of al Qaeda-linked Somali militants known as Al-Shabab, Kenyan officials said on Friday. The terror group’s last stronghold, the Somali city of Kismayu, was stormed by Kenyan troops and Somali allies in an amphibious operation on Thursday night and was captured Friday afternoon. Although this development temporarily ends Al-Shabab's ability to hold and control large territories, it could lead to an even more dangerous underground guerilla phase of the conflict.

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