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FBI investigates American involvement in Kenyan Mall Massacre

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The US government insists it has no firm proof that any American nationals took part in the Westgate attack, but the FBI is thought to be investigating the suspected involvement of al-Shabaab recruits from Somali communities in Minnesota and Maine. A number of US citizens have been recruited to fight in Somalia from Minneapolis, which is home to 32,000 of the estimated 100,000 Somalis who have fled the country’s civil war and settled in the US.

US military forces are also already active in the horn of Africa, training the Kenyan military to help pursue radical Islamic groups.

There was a confused picture on Monday over who might be behind the shopping-centre attack, with one of a variety of conflicting Twitter accounts claiming to represent al-Shabaab insisting that three of the attackers were US citizens.

Kenya’s chief of defence, General Julius Karangi, said fighters from an array of nations participated in the attack claimed by al-Shabaab, a Somali group allied with al-Qaida. “We have an idea who these people are and they are clearly a multinational collection from all over the world,” he said.

But authorities in Washington are still trying investigate the claim. “At this point we have no definitive evidence of the nationalities or identities of the perpetrators,” a State Department spokesman told the Guardian.

The White House acknowledged concern over previous al-Shabaab attempts to recruit US citizens.

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/23/kenya-westgate-attacks-obama-support

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Written by voiceoftruthusa

September 24, 2013 at 3:26 am

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