Military assault on Somali militant stronghold Kismayo
28 September 2012 Last updated at 13:30 BST
African Union (AU) forces have launched a beach assault and taken control of parts of Kismayo, the last major stronghold of Somalia's Islamist militants, Kenya's military says.
Al-Shabab has used the port to bring in weapons and earn revenue.
The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports.