Sunday, January 11, 2004

Kenya: al-Qaeda present in coastal communities?

According to this, al-Qaeda operatives have insinuated themselves into many communities along Kenya's Indian Ocean coast. The report quotes "US officials".

The following from US Marine Brigadier General Martin Robeson, commander of the regional US-led anti-terror task force based in Djibouti.
"We know for a fact of young al-Qaeda operatives who've moved into areas, put large sums of money on the table to marry local girls, purely and simply to establish a bloodline and a financial obligation they seek to turn into a guarantee of a safe place to live," he said.