STORY: SOMALIA / KISMAYO AERIALS
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DATELINE: 04 OCTOBER 2012, KISMAYO, SOMALIA

SHOTLIST:

1. Wide shot, Kismayo from the Indian Ocean
2. Med shot, waves breaking
3. Wide shot, port of Kismayo
4. Med shot, natural habor
5. Wide shot, break water habor wall
6. Close up, break water habor wall
7. Wide shot, harbour wall with Kimayo city in the back ground

STORY:
Facts on Kismayo.
0 degrees 21' 37'' South 42 degrees 32' 55'' East

Juba Land region
Jubbada Hoose Province

Population Est: 183,300

328 miles 528km southwest of Mogadishu

On 1 July 1960, the region along with the rest of Italian Somaliland and British Somaliland because part of the independent republic of Somalia.

Following the breakdown of the central government in 1991, various militia groups fought for control of the city.

In march 1993 a US, a United states Marine amphibious group arrived in the city in an attempt to keep the peace as part of the United Nations intervention In Somalia. The last UN troops left the city in December 1994.

In 2006 the al Shabaab Ismalist militant gained control of most of the city and turned it into its economic hub, putting a tax on almost everything and exporting charcoal as a way of funding its militant operations.

On the 02 October 2012, a reconstituted Somali National Army and Forces of the Ras Konboni Brigade with help from Kenyan contingent of the AMISOM troops captured the city from the al Shabaab insurgent.

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