Who is Al-Shabaab?

Published On: Sep 23 2013 10:44:43 AM CDT

Find out more about Al-Shabaab, the al Qaeda-linked militant group behind the deadly Kenya mall siege.

Al-Shabaab - Whipping
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It has imposed a strict version of Sharia law in the areas it controls, including stoning to death women accused of adultery and amputating the hands of thieves. Here, one of four youths accused of raping a woman is whipped.

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