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US v. Faarax, et al.
Minneapolis, MN

Al Shabaab

[DMN] Cabdulaahi Ahmed Faarax and Abdiweli Yassin Isse were charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to kill, kidnap, maim and injure individuals outside of the United States. Faarax and other Somali men met at a mosque and residence in Minneapolis in late 2007 and encouraged some of the youths to return to their ancestral homeland to help fight in the ongoing war there. Isse also allegedly helped encourage the men to travel to Somalia as well and helped purchase some of their airline tickets. According to officials, Isse led people to believe he was gathering funds to send youths to Saudi Arabia to study the Koran. Faarax and Isse are not in custody. Both men are believed to be outside of the United States.

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