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Minnesota trial opens window on Somalia terror group

October 19, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The trial of a Minneapolis man convicted in a conspiracy to send young men from Minnesota to fight with al-Shabab in Somalia has provided the most information yet on the ongoing investigation into recruitment for the terror group. Continue Reading

Witness: Minnesota man gave money to recruit of al-Shabab terror group in Somalia

October 5, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A man who left the U.S. to join fighters in Somalia testified Thursday against a Minnesota man on trial for supporting terrorism, saying he saw the man hand $500 in cash to another al-Shabab recruit while they were at a secret meeting to plan their travel. Continue Reading

Prosecutors say Minnesota man steered recruits to terror group in Somalia

October 2, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Prosecutors say a Minnesota man facing federal terror charges directed young men and teens into the violence of the Somali civil war. Continue Reading

Somali militants ban 16 aid groups and UN agencies in south Somalia ‘after year-long review’

November 28, 2011 in West Central Tribune

MOGADISHU, Somalia – The Somali militant group al-Shabab on Monday banned 16 aid groups – including a half dozen U.N. agencies – from central and southern Somalia, a decision likely to harm Somalis already suffering from drought and famine.
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Militants: Somalia suicide bomber from Minnesota

June 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A man who carried out a suicide bomb attack at a peacekeepers’ base in Mogadishu this week was a Somali-American from Minnesota, the militant group al-Shabab said Thursday. Continue Reading