Terrorist Threat in Somalia

Witnesses testified about efforts by Somalia, the U.S., and the international community to eliminate terrorist threats to Somalia’s… read more

Witnesses testified about efforts by Somalia, the U.S., and the international community to eliminate terrorist threats to Somalia’s security, such as the al-Qaida affiliated al-Shabaab. The previous weekend U.S. Special Forces carried out raids in Libya and Somalia targeting Islamist militants. The U.S. captured a senior al-Qaida leader in Libya but had to withdraw its forces in a raid on the southern Somali hideout of al-Shabaab, the group behind the attack on a shopping mall in Kenya the previous month. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) criticized the raid in Somalia as an “intelligence failure.” Topics included the tension in Somalia over setting up a stable federal government based a strong central government. close

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  • Aynte, Abdi Executive Director and Founder Heritage Institute for Policy Studies (Mogadishu, Somalia)
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Senate Committee
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 8, 2013
Last Aired:
Oct 21, 2013

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