NYT says they’re chugging along toward the city of Kismayo, where the Islamists seem ready to make their stand. They are still in full Baghdad Bob mode:
Sheilk Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, a high-ranking cleric, vowed not to go down without a fight.
“I want to tell you that the Islamic courts are still alive and ready to fight against the enemy of Allah,” Mr. Ahmed told residents of Kismayo in a speech today. “We left Mogadishu in order to prevent bloodshed in the capital, but that does not mean we lost the holy war against our enemy.”
I think the war is just about to be “entering a new phase” for these guys again.