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Al Qaeda-linked cell in Somalia

A new and ruthless cell with links to al Qaeda has grabbed a foothold in Somalia’s capital, according to a report released Monday that dovetails with other analysis showing the lawless country could become a haven for international terrorists. In its report, the International Crisis Group said the Mogadishu cell was led by a young Somali militant trained in Afghanistan, where al Qaeda was once based. The report said the group “announced its existence by murdering four foreign aid workers in the relatively secure territory of Somaliland between October 2003 and April 2004.” Full Story

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