Al-Shabab militants create chaos, pain for Somalis

April 20, 2015 12:42 AM

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MOGADISHU, Somalia — Sitting under a veranda at the former headquarters of Somali Airlines, Ali Bashir sipped coffee and chewed khat, an African herb, as he recounted 15 years of anarchy fomented by al-Shabab Islamic terrorists.

"Life is very hard here," he lamented. "There's nothing to eat and nowhere to work. But the rebels will come and still ask you for money."

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