Somalia Islamists abandon Kismayo amid AU attack

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Islamist militants in Somalia say they have withdrawn from their southern stronghold of Kismayo, following an African Union (AU) military attack.

Kenyan and Somali forces launched a beach assault on al-Shabab's last major bastion on Friday but encountered fierce resistance.

The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse in Nairobi says local residents fear the retreat is a trap.

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