Somalia conflict shifts from Mogadishu
22 February 2012 Last updated at 22:40 GMT
Ethiopian and Somali troops have taken a strategic stronghold of Islamist militants in south-western Somalia and Al Shabab has said it will start a guerrilla war in response to the loss of its base there.
It comes as the UN Security Council has voted to increase African Union peacekeeping forces in the country.
The front line of the conflict has shifted from the capital Mogadishu, to the surrounding countryside, as Andrew Harding reports.