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Westgate mall Nairobi Kenya siege 23 9 2013
Security forces have taken control of all floors of the Westgate mall, according to the head of Kenya's police force.

NAIROBI — Al Shabaab said their gunmen were behind the attack on Nairobi's popular Westgate shopping mall that killed at least 62 people. The siege continues Tuesday.

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Reluctant Western countries may have no choice but to intervene in Africa against the rise of Al Qaeda. A cooperative model might offer some hope.
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Rising from the chaos of Somalia, Al Shabaab has become Africa’s most dangerous and far-reaching Al Qaeda affiliate.
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