World Bulletin / News Desk
Hundreds of Somali and Kenyan armed forces deployed in the centre of the former al Shabaab stronghold of Kismayu on Monday, military officials and witnesses say.
"We have sent 450 (troops) to patrol the town and settle in the police headquarters," Mohamud Farah, the spokesman for government forces in the southern Juba regions told Reuters.
Asha Mohamed Aden, a seller of second-hand clothing, said she had seen "heavily armed Kenyans" entering the city along with Somali officers.
"They are carrying a lot of weapons," she said.
Al-Shabab had earlier vacated Somalia's second largest city after a surprise assault by sea, air and ground forces from the Kenyan and Somali military that began on Friday. Al-Shabab commanders said, that their forces withdrew in order to avoid conflict in the streets, but said that their group had not abandoned the town, and would continue fighting for it.
1,500 people have been pardoned, linked to upcoming celebrations on October 27 and 28 of 25 years since the Central Asian country left the Soviet Union.
Libya forces free 13 foreigners from ISIL in Sirte
Ex-aviation minister in Goodluck Jonathan administration seized outside court
Canada's trade minister said on Saturday it was up to the EU to save a free trade deal that is being blocked by opposition from Belgium's French-speaking region
ISIS has executed 284 men and boys as coalition forces closed in on Mosul with those rounded up earlier being used as human shields
Serbia's top diplomat has complained that the European Union is putting "unacceptable" pressure on the country to impose sanctions against Russia.
Tajikistan began joint antiterror drills with China on October 20 near the border with Afghanistan as part of Beijing's drive to boost security in the region
Opposition party to decide Sunday whether to form government with conservative rivals or trigger yet more elections
Greece’s return of 10 Syrian refugees to Turkey, reportedly without considering their asylum claims, is a dangerous move that shows a callous disregard for their safety, Amnesty International said.
As the Mosul operation enters its sixth day, more than 30 villages have been retaken from ISIL control
Federal forces detain fugitive former police chief of Iguala, the southern city where 43 students disappeared in 2014.
Opposition leaders have accused President Nicolas Maduro's government on Friday of crossing a line into dictatorship
Hillary Clinton’s campaign headquarters were evacuated last night after a “suspicious” envelope was opened by interns.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Iraq Saturday to assess the progress of the Mosul operation
Interior Ministry says it will consider extradition on case-by-case basis
Seen as a symbol of the failure of President Francois Hollande’s government to deal with the refugee crisis, the camp will be closed in order for demolition