Shabaab finances face squeeze after Kenya attack

by | September 26, 2013 10:21 am



Al Shabaab emerged as a regional threat funded by millions of dollars from activities ranging from extortion to taxing charcoal exports, but its attack on a Kenyan shopping mall is expected to provoke a counter-terrorism response aimed at crippling the Somali Islamist group’s finances. The money is important to al Shabaab, a group whose aims…

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