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Shabab Takes Higher Role in Global Terror

Tuesday, 02 Feb 2010 09:34 AM


Al Shabab's announcement that it is aligned with Al Qaeda’s global terror network confirms previous intelligence reports from the US and Somali governments, but it also complicates peacekeeping efforts in Mogadishu and Kenya.

The Somalia-based militant group Al Shabab has for the first time announced that it is aligned with Al Qaeda’s global terror network.

The US and Somali governments have previously accused Al Shabab of having ties to Al Qaeda, but these have not been confirmed until now. The announcement suggests that the group’s identity is evolving: It has been focused on a nationalist agenda to establish an Islamic state in Somalia, but now seems to be moving toward a larger role in the global terror network.

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