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Somalia's Islamist Forces Vacate Last Stronghold

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Somalia's Islamist Forces Vacate Last Stronghold

Somalia's Islamist Forces Vacate Last Stronghold

Somalia's Islamist Forces Vacate Last Stronghold

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In Somalia, interim-government troops backed by the Ethiopian government have been pushing an Islamist movement out of the country. Early Monday, the Islamist movement fled after giving up their last stronghold, Kismayo.

Meanwhile, the transitional government is now trying to strengthen its hold on the country. Melissa talks with NPR's Gwen Thompkins in Somalia.