(CNN) -- As many as 200 foreign fighters affiliated with al Qaeda may now be hiding in southern Somalia, according to the latest assessments by the U.S. military and intelligence community.
Two U.S. military officials confirmed the estimate to CNN, emphasizing it is only an estimate because of the lack of direct intelligence information from the ground...more.. Up to 200 foreign fighters in Somalia, US officials say
Terror questions remain after smuggler sentenced
ALEXANDRIA, Va. A Virginia man who told government agents that he helped 270 Somalis illegally enter the United States via Cuba and admitted contacts with a Somali terror group has been sentenced to time served in jail.
Most of the case against Tracy in federal court is shrouded in secrecy. Exactly what he pleaded guilty to remains under seal.
But recently unsealed court transcripts indicate that Tracy was a government informant going back as far as 2002. While living in Kenya he ran an illicit travel business. And he flunked a lie-detector test when he denied helping members of the al-Shabaab terror group.