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Troops Advance during Anti-Shabaab Operation in Somalia

Soldiers of the Somali National Army (SNA) walk at dusk under a rising crescent moon near the outskirts of Afgooye, a town to the west of Somali capital Mogadishu. On the third day of the SNA’s joint offensive with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), dubbed “Operation Free Shabelle”, troops have advanced to almost two kilometres outside the strategically important town, having captured along the way swathes of territory previously under the control of the Al Shabaab insurgent group.

Photo ID 515019. 24/05/2012. Somalia. UN Photo/Stuart Price. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/

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Taken on May 24, 2012