10 Things to Know About Somali Militants Al-Shabab

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  • What Is Al-Shabab?
  • Where Is Al-SHabab?
  • How Many Fighters Does It Have?
  • Why Are They Attacking Kenya?
  • Al-Qaida Links?
  • Where Does Al-Shabab's Money Come From?
  • Fractured Group?
  • U.S. Role in Fight Against Al-Shabab?
  • What Inspires Them?
  • What Does the Future Hold for Somalia?

How Many Fighters Does It Have?

No one knows for sure, but al-Shabab is believed to command thousands of fighters including hundreds of foreigners.

In this image, armed special forces aim their weapons at the Westgate Mall. (Photo: AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

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