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Al Shabaab "Orders" Somali Telecoms Shut Down Mobile Internet Services, Fear US Can Target Militants With It

Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked militant group has ordered telecom companies to shut down mobile internet services over fears the U.S. can use the data to target militants.

Al-Shabab this week set a 15-day deadline for the telecoms, whom the group accused of being ‘‘enemy collaborators.’’ The two affected mobile operators that offer 3G data service declined to comment.

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