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US Sentences Somali Man for Al-Shabab Support

A U.S. court has sentenced a Somali national to nine years in prison for providing material support to the Islamist militant group al-Shabab. U.S. prosecutors said Mahdi Hashi, who was born in Somalia, had abandoned his home in Britain to return to the country of his birth and join al-Shabab. Hashi, 26, was sentenced in Brooklyn, New York Friday after pleading guilty in May to conspiring to help support the Islamist group. The court also sentenced two Swedish citizens last week for...

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