Find out more about Al-Shabaab, the al Qaeda-linked militant group bombed by U.S. drones in Somalia.
Al-Shabaab means "The Youth in Arabic." It emerged as the radical youth wing of Somalia's now-defunct Union of Islamic Courts in 2006, as it fought Ethiopian forces who had entered Somalia to back the weak interim government, according to the BBC.
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