Jihadist group Al-Shabaab claims Nairobi attack | 2019-01-17

Jihadist group Al-Shabaab claims Nairobi attack

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17th January, 2019 12:53:17 printer

Jihadist group Al-Shabaab claims Nairobi attack

The Al-Shabaab jihadist group said Wednesday it carried out the deadly attack on a Nairobi hotel and office complex in retaliation for US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the SITE monitoring group said.

 

The group said in a statement picked up by SITE that its fighters stormed the DusitD2 complex on instructions by Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

 

"It is a response to the witless remarks of the US president, Donald Trump, and his declaration of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of Israel."


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