Al-Shabab : Setback or strategic retreat?
Al Jazeera, 05 Oct 2014
The group's fighters have been withdrawing from a number of areas they have controlled in the southern part of Somalia.
That is a result of a combined military operation called "Operation Indian Ocean" carried out by government forces and African Union troops more than a month ago.
The 22,000-strong African Union force was deployed in 2007, with most of its troops coming from Uganda and Burundi.