Africa When Al Shabab's last stronghold falls, will a guerrilla war follow?

Kenyan soldiers launched an attack on Kismayo, the last stronghold of Islamist group Al Shabab in Somalia. But many worry that if Kismayo falls, Al Shabab may revert to terrorist attacks.

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Kenyan soldiers today launched their long-awaited offensive on the last remaining stronghold of Somalia’s Al Qaeda-allied Islamists, Al Shabab, with a pre-dawn assault that caught the enemy by surprise.