More great news from Somalia.... Somalia Islamists abandon Kismayo amid AU attack Islamist militants in Somalia say they have withdrawn from their southern stronghold of Kismayo, following an African Union (AU) military attack. Kenyan and Somali forces launched a beach assault on al-Shabab's last major bastion on Friday but encountered fierce resistance. A Somali commander told the BBC that AU forces were not yet in the city. Kenyan troops are part of a force trying to wrest control of the country for the new UN-backed president. BBC News - Somalia Islamists abandon Kismayo amid AU attack Could this mean the fighting in Somalia will now cease, and hopefully allow the country to form the system of loosely federated states the country needs?