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Woman arrested in San Diego on charge of providing money to Somali terrorists

November 15, 2010 |  2:42 pm

A woman has been arrested in San Diego on federal charges of providing money and other assistance to a terrorist group in Somalia that is trying to topple that government and create an Islamist state.

Nima Ali Yusuf, 24, was arrested Friday, according to federal prosecutors. She is charged with aiding Al Shabab, listed by the State Department as a terrorist group. Al Shabab claimed responsibility for bombings in Uganda that killed 76 people, including an American, during the World Cup finals last July.

Three San Diego men also face charges of helping the group: Saeed Moalin, 33; Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud, 38; and Issa Doreh, 54. All remain in custody.

Al Shabab is known to have ties to Al Qaeda, according to U.S. officials.


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