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Shabaab training camps and military movements

A segment of Shabaab's latest video that is dedicated to Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar. The tape appears to be Shabaab's signal that it has joined al Qaeda.

This clip shows Shabaab fighters at the Abu Suleim training camp. The fighters are practicing marksmanship, assaults in urban environments, and dismounted operations from the "technicals" - the modified gun trucks. Abu Mansour al Amriki, an American citizen in charge of military training for Shabaab, is seen during the urban training.

A company of Shabaab forces in heavy and light technicals is also shown, followed by what appears to be real fighting between Shabaab and either Somali or African Union forces in what appears to be Mogadishu.

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