Al Shabaab insurgents called Sept. 16 for more foreign militants to join them in Somalia state after US forces killed one of the region's most wanted al Qaeda suspects. The US commando operation that killed Kenyan-born Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, 28, in remote southern Somalia on Sept. 14 has triggered an angry response from Islamist rebels fighting the nation's UN-backed government. Western security agencies say the country, where fighting has killed more than 18,000 civilians since the start of 2007, has become a safe haven for militants, including foreign jihadists, who use it to plot attacks in the region and beyond. (Reuters)

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