Who is Al-Shabaab?

Published: Sep 23 2013 11:44:43 AM EDT

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

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A Somalia-based militant group known as Al-Shabaab has taken responsibility for a deadly attack on a shopping mall in Kenya. Find out more about these Islamic militants linked to al Qaeda that are becoming a growing international threat.

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