African Union commander in Somalia Fred Mogisha
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More UN troops take on al-Shabab threat in Somalia

22 February 2012 Last updated at 16:36 GMT

The United Nations has approved the deployment of 6,000 extra troops to help the fight against al-Shabab and al-Qaeda forces in war-torn Somalia.

Recent months have seen significant victories for the UN-backed African Union soldiers, as their commander in Somalia Fred Mogisha explained to the BBC's Africa Correspondent Andrew Harding.