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East Africa’s terror ties

The news that three of the suspects held in connection with the failed London bombings on 21 July were born in East Africa has once again put the region in the spotlight. They are not being linked to any militant activities in their countries of birth, but connections between East Africa and Al-Qaeda have long been established there. There are frequent reports of terror cells operating in East Africa, especially in Somalia, a fiercely Muslim country with no functioning government. Indeed the United States takes the threat of terror attacks coming from East Africa so seriously that it has set up an anti-terror task force, of almost 2,000 men, in Djibouti to monitor the region. Full Story

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