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The Ethiopian military, Kenyan defense forces, Amisom troops, and several TFG-aligned Somali militias have secured much of South Central Somalia from al-Shebab. As military preparations are made to seize Kismayo, the Islamist insurgents’ last stronghold, the political aftermath remains unclear. With the lucrative port up for grabs, a liberated Kismayo could test the uneasy alliance between various Somali factions.