Friday, September 27, 2013

Zapiro: Global Terrorism in Africa - Al Shabab ?? Boko Haram ?? Al Qaeda ??

Recent bombings in Nairobi demonstrates terrorism without borders. Al Shabab is the Somalia-based cell of the militant Islamist group al-Qaeda, formally recognized in 2012. On September 21: Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility over Twitter for the Westgate centre shooting, an armed attack in a Nairobi shopping mall. The insurgent group asserts that its militants shot around 100 people in retaliation for the deployment of Kenyan troops in Somalia, with the Kenyan Red Cross confirming 62 fatalities and over 120 injuries.  Kenyan authorities said that one of the suspects in the devastating attack on a Nairobi shopping centre had been travelling on a false South African passport. Boko Haram founded on 2001/2002 is an Islamic jihadist militant terrorist organisation based in the northeast of Nigeria, north Cameroon and Niger with strong links to al-Quaeda..


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