US army: Rangers raid home of al-Qaeda linked group – US media

A US Army unit has arrested two men who it says are linked to the Al-Qaeda-linked group Al-Shabaab in Somalia.

In a statement on Monday, the Army said the two men were detained in the town of Kismayo in the north of Somalia.

It said the men had been arrested “as part of an ongoing investigation.”

Al-Shabab, which has been linked to al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), is a jihadist group that is responsible for the attacks in Paris in November 2015 and the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in September 2012.

The U.N. Security Council has repeatedly expressed concern over al-Shabiha’s ties to AQAP, calling it a threat to regional stability and to Somalia’s fragile democracy.

Somalia is in the midst of a violent civil war between the government and the Al Shabab group, which controls most of the country.

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