Politics

Somalia: Kenya's drive against Al Shabaab

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Kenyan soldiers patrol in southern Somalia.

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Tristan McConnell

TABDA, Somalia — Tabda was one of the first towns seized by the Kenyan army when it invaded Somalia in mid-October, but it’s hardly a town at all.

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    A Kenyan army helicopter takes off from Liboi military base in Kenya headed for Somalia.

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    Tristan McConnell

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    Kenyan soldiers in defensive trenches outside Tabda, Somalia.

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    Tristan McConnell

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    Kenyan soldiers patrol in southern Somalia.

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    Tristan McConnell

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    Kenyan soldiers fan out in the scrub of southern Somalia.

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    Tristan McConnell

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    Kenyan soldiers patrol the town of Tabda, Somalia.

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    Tristan McConnell

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    Somali civilians in Tabda village.

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    Tristan McConnell

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    A Kenyan soldier stands guard in Tabda, Somalia.

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    Tristan McConnell

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    Kenyan soldiers patrol in Somalia.

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    Tristan McConnell

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    A Ras Kamboni soldier in Dhobley, Somalia.

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    Tristan McConnell

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    A Ras Kamboni soldier stands guard as a woman speaks in Tabda, Somalia.

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    Tristan McConnell

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    Commander of the Ras Kamboni militia.

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    Tristan McConnell

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    The bullet-riddled hospital in Dhobley has been repaired and reopened since the Kenyan invasion, paid for with funds from Somali exiles.

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    Tristan McConnell

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    This school in Dhobley, Somalia, funded by Somali exiles, has reopened since the Kenyan army invaded last year.

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    Tristan McConnell