Chairman Royce to Convene Hearing on al-Shabaab in Wake of Kenya Shopping Mall Attack – Thursday 10 a.m.Press Release
Chairman Royce to Convene Hearing on al-Shabaab in Wake of Kenya Shopping Mall Attack – Thursday 10 a.m.
Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, October 3 at 10 a.m., U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will convene a hearing to examine the growing threat of al-Shabaab, the Somalia-based and al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist organization.
Chairman Royce on the hearing: “We’ve known for some time that the al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group al-Shabaab remains a threat in the Horn of Africa. Following the recent brutal attack on Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall, it is critical that the United States and our allies reassess the threat that al-Shabaab poses outside of Somalia and outside the region. This hearing will examine the extent of the al-Shabaab threat to the interests of the United States around the world and those of our allies.”
9:45 a.m., Thursday, October 3
2172 Rayburn House Office Building
Seth Jones, Ph.D.
International Security and Defense Policy Center
Mr. Dan Borelli
Chief Operating Officer
The Soufan Group
Mr. Mohamed Farah
Mr. Richard Downie
Deputy Director and Fellow
Center for Strategic and International Studies
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