U.S. Indicts Kenya National for Conspiring to Hijack Aircraft on Behalf of al Shabaab

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Thursday, December 24, 2020
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
37
Issue: 
1
Abstract: 

                On December 16, 2020, the United States Department of Justice announced the unsealing of an indictment charging Cholo Abdi Abdullah with six counts of terrorism-related offenses arising from his activities on behalf of the foreign terrorist organization al Shabaab, particularly conspiring to hijack aircraft in order to conduct a 9/11-style attack in the U.S.[1]



[1]   U.S. Department of Justice, Kenyan National Indicted for Conspiring to Hijack Aircraft on behalf of the Al-Qaeda-Affiliated Terrorist Organization al Shabaab, Press Rel. 20-1355.