U.N. report: Al-Shabaab is raising millions illegally in Somalia

U.N. report: Al-Shabaab is raising millions illegally in Somalia The once ragtag Somalia-based al Qaeda affiliate group known as Al-Shabaab has grown into an economic powerhouse, raising tens of millions of dollars in cash every year from a variety of schemes involving extortion, illegal taxation and other “fees,” according to a United Nations report.

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