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US Jury Convicts Somali National of Supporting Al-Shabab Terrorists

Posted October 18th, 2012 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. federal jury has convicted a 46-year-old Somali national of conspiring to recruit young men from Minnesota to join the al-Qaida-linked terrorist group al-Shabab in its push to topple the Mogadishu government. Defendant Mahamud Said Omar was found guilty by the Minneapolis jury on all five counts of giving material support to terrorists, and […]

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Al-Shabab Bans Islamic Aid Organization

Posted October 8th, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Somali militant group al-Shabab has banned an aid group from the shrinking but still significant area under its control. The militants said in a series of Twitter messages Monday that they have revoked permits for London-based Islamic Relief. Al-Shabab said the aid group was “covertly extending the operations” of other organizations it has banned, particularly […]

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Al-Shabab Bans Islamic Aid Organization

Posted October 8th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Somali militant group al-Shabab has banned an aid group from the shrinking but still significant area under its control. The militants said in a series of Twitter messages Monday that it has revoked permits for London-based Islamic Relief. Al-Shabab said the aid group was covertly working with other organizations it has banned, especially the United […]

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Kenyan Military: Al-Shabab Armory Destroyed in Key Somalia Town

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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The Kenyan army says it has destroyed key facilities belonging to al-Shabab militants in the Somali port city Kismayo, the group’s largest remaining stronghold. Army spokesman Cyrus Oguna told VOA Kenyan jets destroyed two sites at an al-Shabab airport on Tuesday. “One was a warehouse where al-Shabab has been keeping weapons. The other one was […]

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Riots in Kenyan City After Muslim Cleric Killed

Posted August 27th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Riots broke out in the Kenyan city of Mombasa Monday after gunmen killed a radical Muslim cleric who allegedly supported Somali militant group al-Shabab. Mombasa police tell VOA that at least two people were killed as protesters battled police officers, burned several churches and blocked off major streets in the port city. The protesters were […]

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Somali, AU Troops Capture Port Town From Al-Shabab

Posted August 27th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Somali government and African Union troops have seized a critical port town from al-Shabab, dealing another blow to the Islamist militant group. The pro-government forces seized the town of Merca on Monday, according to a tweet posted by the African Union Mission in Somalia . Residents confirmed to VOA that al-Shabab fighters have fled the […]

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Alleged al-Shabab Backer Shot Dead in Kenya

Posted August 27th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Unidentified gunmen have killed a Kenyan Muslim cleric who was accused of supporting Somali militant group al-Shabab. Witnesses say Aboud Rogo Mohammed was shot dead Monday while driving a van in the port city of Mombasa. VOA’s Swahili Service reports that protests against the killing broke out soon afterward, with demonstrators blocking off Mombasa streets. […]

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Alleged Al-Shabab Backer Killed in Kenya

Posted August 27th, 2012 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Unidentified gunmen have killed a Kenyan Muslim cleric who was accused of supporting Somali militant group al-Shabab. Kenyan police say Aboud Rogo Mohammed was shot dead Monday in the port city of Mombasa. Initial reports say the gunmen attacked the cleric as he was driving a vehicle carrying his wife and family. Aboud Rogo Mohammed […]

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UN: Battle for Key Somali Port Appears ‘Imminent’

Posted August 14th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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A U.N. humanitarian official for Somalia says fighting for control of al-Shabab’s largest remaining stronghold appears “imminent.” In a statement Tuesday, U.N. official Mark Bowden says he is “deeply concerned” about reports of civilian casualties in Port Kismayo caused by naval gunfire and airstrikes. He calls for all parties to minimize the conflict’s impact on […]

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UN: Battle for Key Somali Port Appears ‘Imminent’

Posted August 14th, 2012 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. humanitarian chief for Somalia says fighting for control of al-Shabab’s largest remaining stronghold appears “imminent.” In a statement Tuesday, U.N. official Mark Bowden said he is “deeply concerned” about reports of civilian casualties in Port Kismayo caused by naval gunfire and airstrikes. He called for all parties to minimize the conflict’s impact on […]

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