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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.

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State Department Not Alarmed by Shutdown of Money Flow to Somalia

State Department spokeswoman downplays role of remittances in Somali economy.

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Special Ops Staying Put in the Horn – For Now

No Pullout, Spokesmen Say, Despite General's Comments

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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.

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Profit and Loss in Somalia

A former Delta Force soldier went to Mogadishu to help a little-known company train African soldiers to fight al-Shabab. He never came home.

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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.

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