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  • Mohamud Said Omar, shown in an undated family photo, is accused of providing money and personnel to al-Shabab, a U.S.-designated terror group at the center of much of the violence in Somalia. (AP Photo/Family of Mohamud Said Omar)

    Feds: Suspect sent 'cannon fodder' to Somalia

    A Minnesota terrorism suspect accused of sending men from Minnesota to their native Somalia to join an al-Qaeda-linked group, al-Shabab, used them as "cannon fodder," a prosecutor said Wednesday.

  • Terror case goes to jury in Minnesota

    A Minnesota terrorism suspect accused of sending men from Minnesota to their native Somalia to join an al Qaeda-linked group, al-Shabab, used them as "cannon fodder," a prosecutor said Wednesday.

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    Minnesotan faces terrorism charges

    A Minnesota man accused of helping to recruit and finance U.S. fighters for an overseas terrorist group heads to trial Monday in a case that's expected to show how some young Somali expatriates in Minneapolis were persuaded to risk their lives for insurgents back home.

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  • The men who went to Somalia were younger, computer-literate and better educated than Mr. Omar — perfectly capable of arranging trips on their own, he said.

    Terror case goes to jury in Minnesota →

  • Mr. Docherty ticked off key evidence for jurors: Mr. Omar's own statements, including when he told the FBI he went to Somalia to join al-Shabab; telephone conversations and testimony from other witnesses who either traveled to Somalia or helped travelers; and business documents, including money transfer and travel records.

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