Al-Shabaab Propaganda Video, August 2019

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Aug. 2019
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Al-Shabaab Propaganda Video
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“One of Harakat Al-Shabaab Al-Mujahideen’s main objectives is to topple the apostate Somali regime and destroy its foundations in order to liberate the country and its people and cleanse the land from the filth of crusaders and apostates so that the Muslims of East Africa can once again regain their freedom and dignity under the shade of Islamic Shari’ah.”Cristina Maza, “Hamza bin Laden, Osama’s Son, Denounces Saudi Arabia, Calls for Overthrow of Monarchy in New Al-Qaeda Video,” Newsweek, January 19, 2018, https://www.newsweek.com/hamza-bin-laden-osama-saudi-785121.

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