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Kenya Defense Forces Liberates Somalia Island From Shabaab

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Kenya Defence Forces working under Amisom and Interim Jubaland Administration troops yesterday liberated a strategic Somalia island that had been controlled by al Shabaab insurgents for six years.

The troops liberated the Island of Kudhaa, 45km south west of Kismayu. Kudhaa has been one of the main depots for the illicit charcoal exports that finance the insurgents' activities.

Interim Jubaba Administration's spokesman Abdinasser Seeraar yesterday said the operation was part of the interim government's strategy to push al Shabaab out of all areas. "The operation coincides with IJA's greater military liberation campaign," he said.


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