Men charged in NYC with fighting for al-Shabaab
24 September 2013, 13:39
New York - Two men facing charges that they have fought for the same terror group behind the deadly Westgate shopping mall attack are due in court in New York City.
The men have an appearance scheduled on Monday afternoon in federal court in Brooklyn.
The pair and another defendant pleaded not guilty last year to charges they provided material support to al-Shabaab.
That group has taken responsibility for the weekend attack in Nairobi.
US prosecutors allege the men are dangerous and influential members of an "elite" al-Shabaab suicide bomber unit.
They were captured in Africa last year while travelling to Yemen to team up with the al-Qaeda offshoot there.