Somalia: Somali group with Al-Qaeda ties threatens Israel, Ethiopia, Ghana, Sudan, Uganda and Kenya

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A militant Islamic group associated with al Qaeda has threatened to attack Israel, far from its normal base of operations in Somalia.

CNN writes that Al-Shabab, which is fighting to control the east African country, accused Israel of “starting to destroy” the Al Aqsa mosque, where standoffs have recently been taking place between Israeli police and Palestinians.

The mosque is part of the complex that Jews called the Temple Mount and Muslims call Haram al-Sharif.

The group also threatened other African nations on Friday, including Ethiopia, Ghana, Sudan, Uganda and Kenya.

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