Shaykh Ahmad Iman Ali is the leader of Kenyan terrorist group al-Hijra, also known as the Muslim Youth Center (MYC). The group is affiliated with al Shabaab, having openly pledged allegiance to them, and has been implicated in a series of bombings in Nairobi as well as the recruitment of youths in Kenya to join al Shabaab in Somalia. The group allegedly took part in the bombing of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi 1n 2013. Two weeks after the attack, a U.S. Navy seal team attempted to attack an al Shabaab compound in the coastal Somali town of Baraawe to capture Ikrima, who allegedly arranged safe houses and equipment for the militants who attacked the mall. His capture would have removed an important operative from al-Hijra, disrupting the group's ability to plan attacks in Kenya, while also eliminating an important backer of Ahmad Abdi Godane's transnationalist faction within al Shabaab.Centre of OperationsAl-Hijra is currently active in Muslim informal settlements…
Muslim Youth Center / al-Hijra -- Kenya
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