Somalia

Somalia

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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Defense Probes Traveler Testimony In Somali Trial

Defense attorneys for a Minnesota man accused of helping to send fighters and money to a terror group in Somalia are working to raise doubts about a key prosecution witness.

10/05/2012

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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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Minn. Trial Could Expose Al-Shabab Recruiting

A trial begins Monday for a Minnesota man accused of helping finance fighters for al-Shabab in Somalia.

09/30/2012

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More Minnesotan Somalis Recruited Into Terror

A leader in the Somali community confirmed that Omar Farah is the latest young man to be recruited into Al-Shabaab – the Somalia-based cell of the militant Islamist group al-Qaeda.

09/22/2012

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Judge Reinstates Contempt Charges For Somali Woman

A federal judge in Minnesota has reinstated the contempt charges for a Somali woman who refused to stand for the court during the first two days of her trial on terror charges.

09/18/2012

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Judge Reconsiders Charge For Woman Who Refused To Stand

A federal judge will reconsider his penalty for a woman who refused to stand in court.

06/05/2012

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Court Nixes Most Contempt Counts In MN Terror Case

A federal appeals court has thrown out 19 of the 20 contempt-of-court citations against a Rochester woman convicted of funneling money to a terrorist group in Somalia.

06/04/2012

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Jury Begins Deliberating In Sex Trafficking Trial

A federal jury will continue deliberations Tuesday in the trial of nine defendants accused in a sexual trafficking ring operated by Somali gang members.

04/30/2012

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Sex Trafficking Trial Faces Series Of Delays

A federal trial involving more than a dozen defendants accused in a sex trafficking ring run by Somali gangs has faced a series of delays.

04/05/2012

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Sex Trafficking Case Set To Start In Nashville

After days of selecting jurors, attorneys are set to give opening arguments on Monday in the trial of more than a dozen people accused in a sex trafficking ring run by Somali gangs that reached from Minnesota to Tennessee.

03/26/2012

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Somalis To Close Accounts If Policy Isn’t Changed

Minnesota is home to the largest Somali community in the nation, and Saturday people across the metro rallied against a banking policy that affects the Somali community.

03/03/2012

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Man Pleads Guilty To Helping Somali Terrorist Group

A Somali-American man admitted Monday that he helped raise money so others could travel from Minnesota to join the terror group al-Shabab in Somalia, and that he sent money to Somalia so one of those travelers could buy a firearm.

02/06/2012

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Minn. Somalis Close Well Fargo Accounts In Money Transfer Protest

At a mid-town Wells Fargo bank a large group of Minnesota Somalis gathered Friday to remove their money from the bank and protest.

01/13/2012

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Minn. Hawala To Re-Open With Small Money Transfers

A money transfer business that sends remittances from Minnesota to Somalia says it will re-open Friday to allow transfers in small dollar amounts.

01/06/2012

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Minn. Somalis Rally Over Money-Transfer Closing

Hundreds of Minnesota Somalis are rallying to draw attention to the closing of businesses they use to send money back to Somalia.

12/30/2011

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Reprieve For US Somalis On Money Transfer Issue

A bank that handles the majority of money transfers from Minnesota to Somalia said Friday it would continue that service until Dec. 30, allowing funds to keep flowing into the war-torn and famine-stricken country while officials discuss ways to reduce the bank’s risk.

12/09/2011

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Flow Of Money From US To Somalia Faces Disruption

Tens of thousands of Somalis living in Minnesota might be forced to find another way to send money to relatives in their homeland after a bank that handles the majority of the community’s wire transfers said it was halting the service amid fears some funds could go to terrorists.

12/09/2011

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FBI Investigating If Somalia Bomber Was Minn. Man

The FBI is working to obtain the remains of a suicide bomber in Somalia to try to determine his identity.

10/31/2011

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10 Killed In Suicide Bombing, Mpls. Man Suspected

Somali officials say the man believed to be responsible for the deaths of 10 people in an alleged suicide bombing was from Minneapolis.

10/30/2011

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Mission: Minnesotan Involved In Somalia Suicide Bombing

One of the suicide bombers in Saturday’s bombing near the Somali capitol is an American from Minneapolis, according to the Somalia Mission to the U.N.

10/29/2011

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Women Found Guilty On All Counts In Terror Funding Case

Two Minnesota women who claimed they were helping the poor in Somalia were convicted Thursday of conspiring to funnel money to a terrorist group as part of what prosecutors called a “deadly pipeline” sending funds and fighters to al-Shabab.

10/20/2011

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Jurors To Resume Deliberating Terror Funding Case

A jury has resumed deliberations in the case of two Minnesota women accused of conspiring to funnel money to a terror group in Somalia.

10/19/2011

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3 Facing Charges In Brown Co. Khat Bust

Three men are facing criminal charges of possessing a drug called khat in Brown County.

10/19/2011

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No Verdict Yet In Minn. Terror Funding Case

The jury considering the case of two Minnesota women accused of conspiring to funnel money to a terror group in Somalia has ended its first full day of deliberations with no verdict.

10/18/2011

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