Who is Al-Shabaab?

POSTED: 08:44 AM PDT Sep 23, 2013 

Find out more about Al-Shabaab, the al Qaeda-linked militant group behind the deadly Kenya mall siege.

Al-Shabaab - Arrest on Beach
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The group occupied Mogadishu for a time, but was driven out by government forces in August 2011. It still controls much of the southern rural countryside, and mounts regular suicide attacks on the capital.

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