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Posts Tagged ‘somalia’

U.S. Recognizes Somali Government

After more than twenty years, the United States has officially recognized the Somali government in Mogadishu, according to BBC News and CNN. In 1991, Mohamed Siad Barre was ousted from power, sending Somalia spiraling into political uncertainty. Civil wars broke out throughout the nation and a series of unstable transitional regimes made unsuccessful attempts to […]

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Feb 18th, 2013 al-Qaida, Current Affairs

Former soldier indicted on terrorism charges – Washington Post

On March 7, 2012, the Washington Post reported that Craig Benedict Baxam, a former U.S. Army soldier from Maryland, was indicted by a federal grand jury for attempting to provide material support to Al-Shabaab.  According to federal prosecutors, Baxam traveled to Kenya with the intention to travel into Somalia and join Al-Shabaab, an extremists wing […]

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Somali Man Sentenced to 10 Years For Lying About Terror Links

According to several reports,  Somali man arrested on the Texas-Mexico border in 2008 has been sentenced by a U.S. federal judge to 10 years in prison for lying about his links to two terror groups. Ahmed Muhammed Dhakane pleaded guilty to lying on his asylum application and failing to disclose ties to two groups 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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Somalia piracy suspect pleads guilty in US court

In an article entitled "Somalia piracy suspect pleads guilty in US Court," Jurist reports today (08/30/2010) that Somali citizen Jama Idle Ibrahim pled guilty Friday to multiple charges in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to his role in the April 2010 USS Ashland attack in the Gulf of Aden. Ibrahim, though […]

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Aug 30th, 2010 Current Affairs