Somalia: On the frontline of Somalia’s fight against Al Shabab

Local forces defend government-controlled territory in Kismayo, constantly under threat of al Shabab attacks.

The Somali army is training new recruits in the port city of Kismayo, one of the last remaining strongholds of al Shabab.

Until they finish their training, fighters from the regional administration have the task of defending the territory under government control.

Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow reports from the frontline.