Kismayo Airport resumes functioning

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Addis Ababa, 7 March 2014 (WIC) - Kismayo International Airport, previously in shambles and run down by the al Shabaab terrorists has now been refurbished and is fully functional. The Airport was a major stronghold and headquarters for the insurgents until its liberation by Somali Forces and AMISOM troops, under the command of the Kenyan Defense Forces in September 2012.
According to a news release AMISOM sent to WIC, the liberation of Kismayo allowed for normal operations to resume at the airport but without basic structures.

Decades of civil war, coupled by the al Shabaab insurgents had destroyed the facilities that were in place at the airport, leaving the building in terrible condition. Today, the Kismayo International Airport is shining bright, having undergone a face-lift. The new look has been championed by the Jubba Interim Administration with the support of the Federal Government of Somalia and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) ensuring that security is not compromised.