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    Government troops take old Shabab base

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    Somalia's president is claiming victory after al-Shabab fighters began pulling out of the capital Mogadishu.

    It's the most significant gain for the UN-backed government in years. Yet Al-Shabab insists this is not a retreat - just a change in military tactics.

    Al Jazeera's Peter Greste went to the Islamist group's former headquarters.