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Sunday, September 22, 2013

10 things to know about Somali extremists al-Shabab

Al-Shabab militia patrol Bakara Market in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Oct. 4, 2009. Al-Shabab held large swathes of central and southern Somalia until an African Union force pushed the extremists out of the city in 2011.