Project: The missing Somali men

  • 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.

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  • The missing Somali men

    Article By: SHARI GROSS , Publish / Update July 13, 2009 12:21 PM

    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.

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  • A test of faith

    Article By: JAMES WALSH, RICHARD MERYHEW and ALLIE SHAH • , Star Tribune staff writers Publish May 31, 2009 2:00 AM / Update July 12, 2009 6:36 PM

    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.

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