Somalia seeks US help over ‘al-Shabab uranium mining’

Somalia’s government has made a startling request for “immediate military assistance” to prevent Islamist militants al-Shabab from supplying uranium to Iran.

In a letter, Foreign Minister Yusuf Garaad says the militants have captured a region with uranium deposits and have been strip mining the components.

Somalia is said to have the potential for uranium, according to past findings by the International Atomic Energy Agency, but this has not been developed.

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