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Transfer Denied: The Hidden Costs of Washington’s War Against al-Shabab

Somali-Americans worry that U.S. efforts to cut the money stream to the African terrorist group could lead to mass starvation back home.

The Cable

Al-Shabab Threat Against Mall of America Could Be a Call to Action

Al-Shabab might lack the operational capability to attack the Mall of America. But the threat could be a call to arms to Minnesota's Somali-American population.

Report

State Department Not Alarmed by Shutdown of Money Flow to Somalia

State Department spokeswoman downplays role of remittances in Somali economy.

The Cable

Special Ops Staying Put in the Horn – For Now

No Pullout, Spokesmen Say, Despite General's Comments

Report

U.N. Envoy to Somalia Warns Against Cutting Off Remittances

Money sent home by family members abroad is the “lifeblood” of the African country’s economy, but it’s getting harder to get the money over there.

Report

Bank Crackdown Threatens Remittances to Somalia

California bank that handles the majority of money transfers from the United States to Somalia terminates accounts.

Best Defense

Top country doc was a Delta Force officer

Dr. “Rob” Marsh was badly wounded by mortar fragments in Mogadishu in 1993. Now he is a back country doctor in Virginia, and doing a great job.

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U.S. Strike Kills a Top Somali Militant

Tahlil Abdishakur, a key member of al-Shabab, died in an American drone strike just weeks after masterminding a bloody attack in Kenya.

The Complex

U.S. Conducts Counterterrorism Operation in Somalia

The Pentagon conducted an operation against the al Shabaab terrorist group in Somalia in what amounted to a rare public acknowledgement of the quiet work ...

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