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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.

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Ahmed Abdi Godane is the current leader of Al-Shabaab. Known as Mukhtar Abu Zubair, he comes from the northern breakaway region of Somaliland, and is rarely seen in public.

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