14 charged for supporting Somalia terrorist group

The government publicized Thursday that it has charged 14 people as members in "a deadly pipeline" to Somalia that in retreat money and armed forces from the United States to the terrorist group al-Shabab.

The condemnation unsealed in Minneapolis, Minn.; San Diego, Calif.; and Mobile, Ala., reproduce "a disturbing trend" of recruitment efforts targeting U.S. populace to become terrorists, Attorney General Eric Holder told a news meeting.

The legal representative general credited Muslim community leaders in the United States for frequently disapproving terrorists and for providing critical support to law enforcement to help disrupt terrorist plots and combat radicalization. "We must ... work to prevent this type of radicalization from ever taking hold," Holder said.

Next to least seven of the 14 people exciting are U.S. citizens and 10 of them, all from Minnesota, supposedly left the United States to join al-Shabab. Seven of the 10 had been charged previously in the probe.

Al-Shabab is a Somali rebel faction embracing a radical form of Islam similar to the harsh, conservative brand practiced by Afghanistan's Taliban regime. Its fighters, numbering a number of thousand burly, are battling Somalia's weakened government and have been branded a terrorist group with ties to al-Qaida by the U.S. and other Western countries.

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