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We'll just moments ago we learned the terrorist group -- to -- in Somalia is claimed responsibility for yesterday's deadly bomb attacks and you've gone -- 74 people were killed while watching the World Cup final including an Americana.
Invisible children which works to end the use of child soldiers actually identified as American as neat Hannah former -- -- at the University of Delaware.
And here's some facts and down this group Bausch and Bob from our.
Our brain Mercury -- a bunch about researchers here Fox News how should Bob.
Is an Islamic terrorist group based in Somalia edge leaders have -- affiliations with al-Qaeda since 2007.
How -- Bob was designated a terrorist group by the US in 2008.
And analysts generally agreed the group contained several thousand fighters that there's a lot we don't know.
About this group retired US army lieutenant colonel Robert Maginnis writes a column for human events magazine.
He frequently covers Africa and Somalia so.
The tech Crennel talked to us a little bit about this and we think about terrorism and homicide attacks.
The first thing we think about is not you've gone that talked just a little bit about the significance of this attack happening there.
Well generally what has happened essentially is because you have the African Union in.
So while you're trying to contain.
Two hottest groups -- -- Bob -- one amount Qaeda is kind of trickling in there from Afghanistan Pakistan and so forth.
They have a a grudge against the African Union which has -- Indian and Ugandan soldiers about 6000 that are inside.
Mogadishu the capital and Al -- would like to take over the transnational federal government so.
They want the -- gone so that they can run that -- And of course of the ugandans are leaving right now.
But that entire state is -- failed situation drawing some of the worst offenders across the Islamic world.
And of course it's beginning to spread south of there and and that's why the Ethiopians are trying to do everything they can be in the next door nation trying to contain.
That insurgency and that's very difficult.
So we were talking earlier little bit about the ties between Alice to Bob and al-Qaeda.
What should the response from the USB two these attacks it should there be any response.
Well -- that's obviously is gonna -- keep in mind right after nine elevenths.
We launched operation.
-- -- -- -- And that particular force includes.
This the trans saharan region but now we have operations that are trying to monitor.
The movement of al-Qaeda even in the Horn of Africa after all we do have a couple thousand people there and -- -- right next store -- well.
Because of the pirates because Yemen.
Is bleeding and that's allowing some of these radicals from elsewhere to go across the Gulf of Aden into Somalia so the entire region is really upset about what's happening.
And it has implications for us as well because a lot of did this -- area of Somalia are going back from the United States.
And they're being trained perhaps by -- -- perhaps even al-Qaeda.
Which could then come back to the United States very complex arena but very difficult and perhaps as threatening her.
As the near the clock tower of the western part of pakistanis -- US long term -- And that commitment and that's really interesting because our focus is so far much further east so -- when -- -- talk about these different connections between the different groups.
What is it's really telling us what is the message about the health of these terrorist groups and and how they're functioning today.
Well there obviously working together there's even implications that Hezbollah which is an Iranian.
You proxy has worked with some of these groups you know after all for.
The the enemy of my enemy.
Is -- -- with a friend of my enemy is my friend in this particular case.
-- even Iran perhaps is working with al-Qaeda which it does harbor in that country to a certain degree and now it's working with Al shabbat.
These skills of explosives that we saw and you've gone that.
You know came from somewhere -- the those are hard to do so you had some technical expertise that perhaps win and help Alice to Bob also Bob had a grudge against you've got and forces that are in their country care so they they pull this off.
Not a surprise perhaps because we've seen evidence of these islamists moving south we were.
The very fearful that they may have gone down to South Africa and really messed up the gates.
It -- it's in between did know about -- to -- -- security was down there and it's interesting to see.
This attack -- as you mentioned furthering our active very complicated web a lieutenant colonel Robert Maginnis thank you so much for joining us today in explaining that.
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