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RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT 'AFP PHOTO / AU-UN IST... News PhotoAdvertisement,African Union,Customer,Editorial,Finance,Forbidden,Horizontal,Horn of Africa,Marketing,News Event,Photograph,Politics,Releasing,Road,Somalia,Town,WalkingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPRESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT 'AFP PHOTO / AU-UN IST PHOTO / STUART PRICE' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS In a handout photograph taken and released by the African Union-United Nations Information Support team on February 2013, a solider of the Somali National Army (SNA) walks along a road in the central Somali town of Buur-Hakba. The SNA, supported by forces of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) captured the strategically important town on the Afgooye-Baidoa corridor in Bay region from Al-Qaeda-affiliated extremist group Al Shabaab early this morning without any resistance, marking a significant loss for the group. The town, located 64kms east of Baidoa, was a stronghold of the Shabaab where they extorted high levies of illegal taxation on the local civilian populations and used it as a base from where they planned and launched attacks against government forces and installations, AMISOM and the Somali population. AU-UN IST / STUART PRICE. (Photo credit should read STUART PRICE/AFP/Getty Images)