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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Group Responsible for Nairobi Terrorist Attack Could Target the West -- Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab has a large number of Western recruits -- By Adam Kredo, The Washington Free Beacon

A soldier  holds a RPG near the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, as smoke rises from it / APThe al Qaeda-aligned terror group reportedly responsible for slaughtering dozens at a mall in Nairobi has many American members and could potentially carry out additional terrorist attacks on Western targets, according to a top terrorism analyst.

The Somalia-based al Shabaab terror group made international headlines over the weekend after its members reportedly seized a shopping mall in Nairobi, killing at least 62 and holding many more hostage.

The relatively unknown group is comprised of many American and British militants, and has claimed that at least three of the Nairobi mall gunmen were American.

Due to the large number of Western recruits, al Shabaab has the ability to send these militants back home to carry out terrorist operations, according to analyst Robin Simcox, a research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society.

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