Battle of Kismayo (2009)

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Battle of Kismayo (2009)
Part of Somali Civil War, War in Somalia (2009-present)
Date October 1-October 7, 2009
Location Kismayo, Lower Jubba, Somalia
Result Decisive al-Shabaab victory
Belligerents
Harakat al-Shabaab Mujahedeen

Hizbul Islam

Commanders and leaders
Ibrahim Haji Jama Mee'aad "al-Afghani" Ahmed Mohamed Islaan "Madoobe"

The Battle of Kismayo (2009) erupted on October 1, 2009, after the alliance ruling Kismayo, Somalia broke down. Sheikh Ahmed "Madobe" and his Ras Kamboni Brigade forces tried to expel al-Shabaab from the city but were overpowered and the battle resulted in an al-Shabaab takeover of Kismayo.[1]

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