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DOJ Charges 14 for Aiding Al-Shabaab

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By William Tucker
During a news conference yesterday US Attorney General Eric Holder announced that 14 people had been indicted for providing support to the Somali terror group al-Shabaab. This comes one day after a Chicago man was arrested by the FBI for attempting to leave the US and join the terror group for training. Over the last year al-Shabaab has become increasingly internationalized as foreign al-Qaeda operatives move to east Africa to continue to ply their jihadist trade. As more nations work to support the TFG in Somalia it is logical that Shabaab will continue to expand operations internationally. Raising funds will be the main focus of the international work, but as experienced al-Qaeda members continue to move to Somalia more international attacks will quickly follow.

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