7,449. 9/15/2009

“In September 2009, the Somali Islamist insurgent group Al Shabab formally pledged allegiance to Osama bin Laden following a two-year period in which it had recruited Somali-Americans and other U.S. Muslims to fight in the war in Somalia.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Peter Bergen, The Longest War, Page 237

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