Farah Mohamed Beledi left a troubled past in Minnesota before heading to Somalia. Updated Jun. 8, 2011
Federal agents and Somali leaders in the Twin Cities struggle to find answers to whether up to 20 young men may have returned to Somalia to fight or receive terrorist training.
A fighter from Minneapolis was buried in Somalia, and next to him was another man, apparently a Twin Cities convert to Islam.
A relative confirmed the death in Somalia of a young man from the Twin Cities, one of several suspected of joining the war. Federal authorities have been investigating a possible connection between terrorist groups and the disappearances of as many as 20 young Somalis from the Twin Cities over the past two years.
Abdifitah Yusef Isse
Court records, and the cooperation of one of two Somali men charged, detail recruitment and training.
The charges against the two men are part of a massive investigation into the disappearance of up to 20 local men of Somali descent.
A relative confirmed the death in Somalia of a young man from the Twin Cities, one of several suspected of joining the war.
Like many young Somali men in the Twin Cities, Burhan Hassan was drawn back to his anguished homeland, where he was slain.
Parents are questioning the role of the mosque in their families since last fall's disappearance of as many as 20 young Twin Cities men.
A photo of Mustafa Ali
Six months have passed since Mustafa Ali vanished from St. Paul. His family is left to wonder how he got to Somalia and why.
While Minneapolis is the core of an investigation, leaders elsewhere want to keep youth from being drawn to violence.
A new push by the FBI is fostering fear, anger and a dilemma of how to show loyalty to two communities.
A Senate hearing investigated suspected recruitment of youths in Minnesota and elsewhere by a group for service in Somalia's conflict.
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