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Alabama Terrorism: Two Men Receive Maximum Sentence
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Alabama seems an unlikely place for overseas terrorism, but this case proves that you never know where it can occur. Reuters tells us that Randy “Rasheed” Wilson and Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair were each sentenced to 15 years in prison …

Navy SEALs Somalia Assault Raises Strategic Questions
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Yesterday, Navy SEAL Team Six raided an al-Shabaab HQ in Barawe, Somalia. Although none of the SEALs were killed in the assault, a series of conflicting reports about the raid’s target were released, some of which claiming the individual was …

Al-Shabaab Refuge Raided by US Navy SEALs
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In the early dark of Saturday, a US Navy SEAL strike in southern Somalia failed to obtain the intended target, Associated Press reports. The objective, an unidentified leader of the militant group al-Shabaab, is connected to the late September mall …

Ghanaian Poet Awoonor Among Dead in Nairobi Attack

Well-known and beloved Ghanaian poet Kofi Awoonor was one of the casualties of the Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday. Awoonor, 78, was in Kenya for the Storymoja Hay literary festival, and his son was also wounded in …

Kenya Hostage Situation Still Unresolved

On Saturday, al-Shabaab, and Islamic terrorist group from Somalia, seized control of a Kenyan shopping mall. Reports state that the goal of the attack was to target non-Muslims. Early reports stated that 39 people were killed in the attack, including …

Al-Shabab Takes Credit for Mall Attack on Twitter
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At least 39 people were killed when a Somali-based terror group opened fire at a mall in Kenya. The Al Qaeda-linked group Al-Shabab (also listed as “Al-Shabaab”) claimed responsibility for the shootings on Twitter. The group was reportedly live tweeting …

Americans Injured in Nairobi Mall Massacre

Americans were among the at least 150 injured in the Westgate Mall terrorist attack in Nairobi today, according to a statement from Marie Harf, deputy spokesman for the U.S. State Department. So far, at least 39 people have died in …

Nairobi Westgate Mall: Islamists Kill 25

Islamists around the world are staging coordinated attacks with increasing regularity. Yesterday saw a series of coordinated attacks on the Arabian peninsula, and today sees al-Qaeda affiliated militants seizing a shopping mall, killing dozens and injuring 40. Witnesses say that …

Somali Insurgents on Twitter Somali Insurgents on Twitter

Al-Shabaab, a Somali terrorist group, is using a Twitter account as a war strategy in their battle against the Kenyan Army. Below is the latest tweet from the HSM Press, the name the group uses in media accounts. @HSMPressHSM Press …