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Al Shabab Ambush
Al Shabab Ambush

A Ugandan soldier peers over the top of an armored vehicle in order to try and get to a mounted weapon shortly after an advancing convoy is ambushed along the Afgoye-Baidoa Corridor. Too weak to fight in head-to-head combat anymore, Al Shabab has turned mainly to asymmetric warfare when battling the African Union.

March on Buulomareer
March on Buulomareer

Soldiers march through the town of Buulomareer on their way to eventually capturing the town of Barawe, Al Shabab's main stronghold and last large port in the country.

Al Shabab Militants
Al Shabab Militants

Suspected al Shabab militants wait to be taken off for interogation during a joint night operation between the Somali security services and AMISOM forces in Mogadishu, Somalia, on May 4.

Kismayo Barracks
Kismayo Barracks

Two soldiers belonging to the Somali National Army walk through the army's headquarters in Kismayo, Somalia, on September 21. Although local authorities in Kismayo have recently been in dispute with the Somali government over the region's autonomy, with the signing of the Addis Accord all local security forces will be integrated into the Somali National Army.

African Union Ceremony
African Union Ceremony

Afrian Union soldiers stand to attention during a ceremony to mark the departure of AMISOM's Force Commander, Lt. General Silas Ntiguriwa, from Mogadishu, Somalia, on December 15. The African Union Mission in Somalia's Burundian Force Commander, Lt. General Silas Ntigurirwa, finished his command of the multinational force today. Major General Jonathan Kipkemoi Rono from Kenya will now take on the role of AMISOM Acting Force Commander.

Portrait of a Soldier
Portrait of a Soldier

Ugandan Special Forces gather before going into the town of Bulomareer on August 31, 2014, for a search operation to find Al Shabab suspects and weapons one day after the town was captured by African Union forces.

Mental Health
Mental Health

A mentally ill woman lies on a mattress at a facility in Mogadishu, which caters for those with mental conditions.

SNA Portrait
SNA Portrait

A member of the Somali National Army sits on the back of a technical at the army's headquarters in Kismayo, Somalia, on September 21. Although local authorities in Kismayo have recently been in dispute with the Somali government over the region's autonomy, with the signing of the Addis Accord all local security forces will be integrated into the Somali National Army.

Hand in Hand
Hand in Hand

Two Ugandan soldiers walk hand in hand on the evening before an offensive to take the town of Buulomarer.

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