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American, Italian Hostages Killed In US Drone Strike

An American and an Italian held hostage by al-Qaida, as well as two Americans working with the terror group, were inadvertently killed by CIA drone strikes early this year, the government revealed Thursday.

04/23/2015

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A Look At MOA Security In Wake Of Video Threat

Shoppers at the Mall of America seem undeterred after hearing about a video purportedly made by al-Qaida-linked rebels that urges Muslims to attack shopping malls. The video specifically mentions the Bloomington shopping mall.

02/23/2015

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MOA Strengthens Security Following Video Threat

The Mall of America is beefing up security after the terror group that carried out a deadly attack at an African shopping mall called for a similar mission on shopping venues in Canada, the U.K. and the U.S.

02/22/2015

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Interview: Combating Terror Recruiting In Minnesota

After an expected one million people demonstrated in Paris Sunday in a show of national unity against terror, it’s important to remember that terrorist groups are trying to recruit young, disenfranchised people in Minnesota.

01/11/2015

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Man Arrested In MN In 9/11 Plot Seeks Role In Civil Terror Cases

The man who became known as the “20th hijacker” from the Sept. 11 attacks wants to testify in lawsuits filed by victims of terrorism. The imprisoned Zacarias Moussaoui recently wrote to federal courts in New York and Oklahoma, claiming he can offer inside information about the inner workings of al-Qaida.

11/17/2014

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Minneapolis Community Fights Recruiters For Jihad

The nation’s largest community of Somalis is on a mission to stamp out recruiting for Syrian extremist groups in Minneapolis after a handful of people left to join militants. Community leaders and law-enforcement agencies fear the extremists are looking for more recruits. The anti-jihad work is not unlike efforts to keep young people out of gangs in any number of other U.S. cities.

10/01/2014

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Woman Gets Probation In Minnesota Al-Shabab Case

A former Minnesota woman who lied to a grand jury about raising money for men who left the state to join a terrorist group in Somalia was sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation and ordered to perform community service. Saynab Hussein, 24, of Nashville, Tennessee, showed remorse during Wednesday’s sentencing hearing in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.

05/14/2014

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Minn. Students Mourn Loss Of Relatives In Mall Attack

Students at St. John’s Prep School in Collegeville, Minn., are grieving the loss of three people killed in the mall attack in Nairobi.

09/23/2013

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MN Travelers Express Concern Over Travel Alerts

After a U.S. drone strike killed four alleged al-Qaida members in Yemen, the State Department is telling non-essential personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen to leave the country. The order follows a threat by al-Qaida that has triggered temporary shutdowns of 19 American diplomatic posts across the Middle East and Africa.

08/06/2013

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2 Minnesota Women Sentenced In Somali Terror Case

A Minnesota woman was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for sending money to an al-Qaida-linked group in her native Somalia, despite her insistence that she was only trying to help the poor in the war-torn East African country.

05/16/2013

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Sentencings Approach In Somali Terror Case

Nine people convicted in a government investigation of terror recruitment and financing for an al-Qaida-linked group in Somalia are to be sentenced this week in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.

05/11/2013

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Sentencings Approach In Somali Terror Case

Nine people convicted in a government investigation of terror recruitment and financing for an al-Qaida-linked group in Somalia are to be sentenced this week in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.

05/10/2013

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Defendant In Minn. Terror Case In Custody

A Minnesota man who pleaded guilty last year to helping young Somalis return to their homeland to fight with al-Shabab has been arrested on an alleged probation violation.

10/22/2012

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Man Convicted Of Aiding Somalia Terror Group

A Minneapolis man has been convicted of helping send young men to Somalia to join the al-Qaida-linked terrorist group al-Shabab.

10/18/2012

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Jury Resumes Deliberating Somalia Terrorism Case

Jurors have resumed deliberating in the trial of a Minnesota man accused of helping send men to Somalia to join the al-Qaida-linked group al-Shabab.

10/18/2012

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Minn. Trial Reveals Details Of Life With Al-Shabab

A Minnesota man who left the United States to join a terror group in Somalia told others he wanted to return to Minneapolis because a friend was sick. Instead, he was somehow talked into staying and ended up killing himself in a suicide bombing months later.

10/08/2012

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Families, Agents Testify In Minn. Al-Shabab Case

The mother of a young Somali man who died after leaving Minnesota to fight with al-Shabab openly wept when shown photos of his body Wednesday during the trial of a man accused of directing young expatriates to join the terror group in Somalia.

10/03/2012

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Prosecutors: Minn. Man Steered Recruits To Somalia

A Minneapolis man helped young Somali expatriates return to the war-torn country they left years ago so they could join a terrorist group fighting the U.N.-backed government there, a prosecutor said Tuesday at the outset of the man’s trial.

10/02/2012

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Deliberations Ongoing In Minn. Terror Funding Case

Jurors considering the case of two Minnesota women accused of conspiring to funnel money to a terror group in Somalia have wrapped up their second full day of deliberations without a verdict.

10/19/2011

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Lawmaker: 40 Americans Join Terrorists In Somalia

Twice as many Americans as previously reported by law enforcement have traveled overseas to join an al-Qaida-linked organization, a congressional investigation found.

07/27/2011

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Spoof Video: The President Raps On The Death Of Bin Laden.

He takes a page out of Rebecca Black’s FRIDAY song in this funny parody! Thanks Auto Tune!

05/06/2011

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Calif. Terror Arrest Linked To Minnesota

A California woman has been charged with conspiring to provide money and people to a Somali terrorist group to help carry out killings in the African nation, according to a federal indictment unsealed Monday.

11/15/2010