A handout picture taken and released on August 31, 2014 by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team shows Ugandan soldiers, as part of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), preparing to advance on the town of Kurtunwaarey in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia. The advance is part of Operation Indian Ocean, which aims to liberate the remaining towns in the region from the terrorist group Al-Shabaab.
Somali troops backed by African peacekeepers on Sunday recaptured the last major port held by the Al-Shabaab, key to the financing of the Islamist militia, Somali officials,
"The army is in full control" of the port of Barawe, 200 kilometres (120 miles) southwest of Mogadishu, the Somali military official Abdi Mire said.
"The situation is calm, the militiamen had fled before the forces reached the town," said the provincial governor Abdukadir Mohamed Nur.