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Posts Tagged ‘al-Shabab’

Alleged Alabama Terrorists Arrested, Masri Sentenced

In early December 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the arrests of Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair, 25, and Randy “Rasheed” Wilson, 25, as well as the sentencing of Shaker Masri, 29. All three men are United States citizens. In the Southern District of Alabama, Abukhdair and Wilson were arrested for conspiring to provide material […]

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Somali refugee in San Diego admits in plea deal to providing money to al-Qaida-linked group – Washington Post

On December 1, 2011, the Washington Post reported that Nima Yusuf, a Somali refugee residing in San Diego, California, had pleaded guilty to "aiding four men who left Minnesota to join a Somali terror group, including one man who is suspected of carrying out a suicide bombing in the African nation in October." According to […]

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U.S. Confirms Predator Drones Flying Out of Ethiopia – ABC News

ABC News reported on October 28, 2011, that the Obama Administration confirmed the use of Reaper Drones out of Ethiopia in the government's ongoing counterterrorism efforts against al Shabab in Somalia. There are no U.S. military bases in Ethiopia. Master Sgt. James Fisher, a spokesman for the 17th Air Force, stated that the MQ-9 Reaper […]

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Prosecutor: Women Knew al-Shabab Involved In Terrorism – AP

According to an October 4, 2011 Associated Press article featured on, two U.S. citizens of Somali descent are charged with conspiracy to provide material support to al-Shabab, a designed foreign terrorist organization. According to federal authorities, Ali and Hawo Mohamed Hassan conspired to provide financial support to al-Shabab by sending approximately $8,600 to the […]

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Two New Jersey Men Plead Guilty to Terror Conspiracy Charges

Two New Jersey men pleaded guilty last Thursday, March 3, to felony conspiracy charges related to their attempt to join the terror group al Shabab in Somalia last year. Mohamed Alessa, 21 and born in the United States, and Carlos Eduardo Almonte, 24 and a naturalized U.S. citizen, were arrested last June at New York’s […]

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California woman charged with terrorist aid

In an article entitled "California woman charged with terrorist aid," published on November 15, 2010 the Miami Herald reports  that a California woman has been charged with conspiring to provide money and people to a Somali terrorist group in order to help carry out killings there, according to a federal indictment which was unsealed Monday, […]

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New Developments in the Relationships Among AQ, AQAP, and Al-Shabab, and the Potential Impact on the Al-Aulaqi Litigation

Robert Chesney writes on Lawfare on November 11 in a story entitled "New Developments in the Relationships Among AQ, AQAP, and Al-Shabab, and the Potential Impact on the Al-Aulaqi Litigation" that a recent story on NPR’s All Things Considered tonight (“Al-Qaida, Affiliates Showing Greater Coordination“) conveys a claim by U.S. officials that “core/original” al Qaeda […]

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Norwegian pleads not guilty to terror financing

The Washington Times reports on Tuesday, September 7, 2010, in an article entitled "Norwegian pleads not guilty to terror financing," that a Somali-born Norwegian citizen pled not guilty to charges of sending more than $30,000 to high ranking leaders of al-Qaeda-linked Somali militant group. Norwegian prosecutors formally indicted the man for sending the money to […]

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