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# al-Shabaab

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2022
# al-Shabaab
At least four dead in hotel siege in Somalia's capital Mogadishu
Al-Shabaab, a militant group affiliated with Al-Qaeda, has claimed responsibility for the attack.
# hotel siege
Death toll in Somalia hotel siege climbs to 21
21 people have died and 117 have been wounded in the assault that began on Friday evening and lasted over a day.
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# Jason Spindler
American killed in Kenya hotel attack was 9/11 survivor
On 11 September 2001, Spindler was working for investment bank Salomon Smith Barney in the World Trade Center.
# Kenya
At least six dead as Islamist suicide bomber and gunmen attack Nairobi complex
Al-Qaeda-linked Somali group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack.
# Trouble Brewing
Donald Trump's call for a ban on Muslims has just been used in a militant Islamist recruitment video
Trump’s controversial call for Muslims to be banned from entering America has been cited in the new video by a Somali extremist group.
# Westgate Mall
'White Widow' had fraudulently acquired South African passport
Kenya terror suspect Samantha Lewthwaite used the alias Natalie Faye Webb to get the passport with records showing three addresses in Johannesburg under the name.
# Westgate Mall
63 still missing as Kenya begins three days of mourning
The search is under way for bodies under the rubble of Nairobi’s Westgate Mall, after a four day siege by Islamist gunmen that left 67 dead.
# Westgate Mall
Kenyan troops "in control" of Westgate Mall
The three-day siege at the upmarket Nairobi mall is nearing an end, the country’s Interior Ministry says.
# reward
Al-Qaeda affiliate offers 10 camels as bounty on Obama
The Somalian group also offered up 10 hens and 10 roosters for Hillary Clinton.
# Somalia
World leaders threaten sanctions over Somalia
Those who hamper the troubled state’s political progress will face serious sanctions, leaders attending today’s major international conference in London warned.