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A woman grieves for her daughter, who was shot by militants during an attack on a restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia. Early Thursday, Somali security forces ended a nightlong siege by al-Shabab extremists at the popular Pizza House restaurant in the country's capital. Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP hide caption

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Somali soldiers stand guard next to wreckage from a car bomb outside the U.N.'s office in Mogadishu on Tuesday. At least 13 people were killed in twin bombings near U.N. and African Union buildings adjoining Mogadishu's airport, police said, in what the jihadist al-Shabab group claimed as a suicide attack. Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Fire is seen at the scene of a car bomb attack claimed by Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabab militants on the Naasa Hablod hotel in Mogadishu on Saturday. Mohamed Abdiwahab /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Al-Shabab recruits walk down a street on March 5, 2012, in the Somalian capital, Mogadishu, following their graduation. The militant group has transformed from being just a Somali group to a regional network in East Africa. Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Al-Shabab: One Terror Group, Many Brands

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Students gather at a distance from the Garissa University College after an attack by gunmen in Garissa, Kenya, Thursday. The attack has injured dozens of people; a siege is ongoing. AP hide caption

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