SOMALIA, Kismayo: In a handout photograph taken 05 October and released by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team 06 October, a fighter of the pro-governmnet Ras Kimboni Brigade stands with a belt-fed machine gun inside the former compound housing the offices of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) while a combat engineering team sweeps the area for unexploded ordinace and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the southern Somali port city of Kismayo. The last bastion of the once feared Al-Qaeda-affiliated extremist group Al Shabaab, Kismayo fell after troops of the Somali National Army (SNA) and the Ras Kimboni Brigade milita supported by the Kenyan Contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) entered the port city on 02 October following a two month operation across southern Somalia which saw the liberation of villages and centres along a distance of 120km from Afmadow to Kismayo. AU-UN IST PHOTO / STUART PRICE.