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Americans charged with aiding Somali terror group

US Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a press conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, DC, August 5, 2010, as he announces that fourteen US citizens have been arrested for seeking to join the Al-Qaeda-linked Somalia group Shebab. Holder said four separate indictments unsealed in various locations charge the 14 'with terrorism violations for providing money, personnel, and services' to the group, which has claimed responsibility for deadly attacks in Uganda last month.
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US Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a press conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, DC, August 5, 2010, as he announces that fourteen US citizens have been arrested for seeking to join the Al-Qaeda-linked Somalia group Shebab. Holder said four separate indictments unsealed in various locations charge the 14 'with terrorism violations for providing money, personnel, and services' to the group, which has claimed responsibility for deadly attacks in Uganda last month.

Attorney General Eric Holder this morning announced the unsealing of four indictments against 14 people charged with aiding the Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab. That includes former San Diego resident and U.S. citizen Jehad Serwan Mostafa. US attorneys allege he conspired to provide material support—including himself as personnel—to terrorists.

Attorney General Eric Holder this morning announced the unsealing of four indictments against 14 people charged with aiding the Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab. That includes former San Diego resident and U.S. citizen Jehad Serwan Mostafa. US attorneys allege he conspired to provide material support—including himself as personnel—to terrorists.

Guests:

Brian Michael Jenkins, terrorism expert, Senior Advisor to the President of the Rand Corporation

Laura Yuen, Reporter for Minnesota Public Radio who has covered this story for MPR.

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