Exclusive Video Footage On The Westgate Attack
The terrorist group that attacked a mall in Kenya’s Westgate Mall, Al-Shabab, mean youth and has great ties to al Qaeda and a host of members born and raised in America. Islamist militants went into the mall and killed 68 people as of Monday night and police are still holding hostages. At least 175 people injured in what is already Kenya’s worst terrorist attack since the 1998 US Embassy bombing in Nairobi. According, to ABC:
Al-Shabab is a Somalia-based terror group that was originally formed in the mid-2000s as the militant wing of the Somalia Council of Islamic Courts, an organization that managed to take over much of the southern half of Somalia by late 2006, according to the National Counter-Terrorism Center. Security analysts said al-Shabab grew in popularity as they fought Ethiopian forces operating in Somalia that were accused by Somalis of a host of abuses.
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