Trail of terror

  • Updated: November 23, 2009 - 9:49 PM

 

December 2007: The first of about 20 young men leave Minneapolis and travel to Somalia to train and fight with al-Shabaab, a terrorist organization with ties to Al-Qaida.

October 2008: Shirwa Ahmed, 26, of Minneapolis, dies in a car-bombing in Somalia. He is believed to be the first U.S. suicide bomber.

June-July 2009: Three men from Minneapolis are killed in Mogadishu.

July 2009: Two Somali men with local ties are the first to be indicted on charges of aiding terrorism.

September 2009: A fifth Somali man from Minneapolis and a Muslim convert from Minneapolis are killed in Mogadishu.

Nov. 8: Former Minneapolis man is arrested in the Netherlands for helping fighters travel to Somalia and supplying equipment.

Nov. 19: A former volunteer at a local mosque is indicted.

Monday: Eight more indicted, bringing total of indictments in the case to 14.

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