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2 Minnesota women sentenced in Somali terror case

Two Minnesota women convicted of conspiring to send money to al-Shabab in Somalia were given prison sentences in federal court Thursday, ending a week of punishments tied to long-running investigations into recruiting and financing for the terrorist group.Full story

'We need to get the proper equipment'

  Abdulhakim Haji Faqi, Somalia's defense minister, discusses what his country requires to defeat al-Shabab.

Al Shabaab says enemies closed its Twitter account

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Al Shabaab on Friday said its Christian enemies had closed its Twitter account, which the Somali militant group used to parade hostages, mock rivals and claim responsibility for bombings and assassinations. Full story

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