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Al Qaeda-Linked Somali Terrorists Buying U.S. Weapons

By Ben Armbruster on August 2, 2011 at 12:39 pm

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Wired reports that according to “controversial war correspondent Robert Young Pelton at his new Somalia Report website,” the United States has been indirectly supplying the al Qaeda-linked group al-Shabab in Somalia with weapons and ammunition. “Half of the U.S.-supplied weaponry that enables cash-strapped Ugandan and Burundian troops to fight Somalia’s al-Shabab terror group is winding up in al-Shabab’s hands,” Wired’s David Axe writes. “The kicker,” Axe says, “it’s the cash-strapped Ugandans who are selling the weapons to the insurgents.” Read more here.

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