We would like to congratulate our soldiers for taking over the port of Kismayu from Al Shabaab.
SNA/AMISOM kills Shabaab commanders and takes over bases
Islamists abandon last major stronghold of Kismayo after government assault
update onAfrican Union assault on al-Shabaab strongold in Somalia: Somalia's al-Qaeda-linke Islamists , Amisom soldiers have taken control of Al shabaab stronghold and headquarters town of Kismayu.
Government of Somalia press release on SNA/AMISOM securing Kismayo after al Shabaab abandoned the city:
The Somali President, His Excellency Hassan Sh. Mohamud, commends the heroic efforts as well as the extraordinary sacrifices of the Somali Armed Forces and AMISOM in rooting out the enemy and denying them safe havens in Somalia.
“This marks an important milestone for the people of Somalia – especially the residents of Kismayu who have endured hardships under the brutal rule of Al-Shabab” said President Mohamud.
With an appeal to the public, the President calls out the public to
“We appeal to the International Community as well as the humanitarian agencies to provide aid to the affected communities in the region who suffered under the reign of Al Shabaab which restricted access and humanitarian operations throughout Juba regions” said the President.
The government is committed to lead on inclusive and broad-based reconciliation process that harmonizes the communities in the region to ensure the establishment of local administrations that are transparent and responsive to the needs of the people.