Al Shabaab"s spokesman Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage (L) and a foreign al-Qaeda official Abu Abdalla al Muhaajir (R) speak to the media as they distribute food rations
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'Al-Qaeda' distributes Somalia aid near Mogadishu

A man claiming to be from al-Qaeda has distributed aid in Somalia, highlighting his group's links with the al-Shabab militants.

The man, identified as US citizen Abu Abdulla Almuhajir and speaking with an American accent, handed out food, hijabs and Korans to people at a refugee camp near the capital, Mogadishu.

It is thought to be al-Qaeda's first aid distribution in famine-hit Somalia.

  • 14 Oct 2011
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