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Former Virginia Cab Driver Turned FBI Most-Wanted Terrorist Reportedly Detained In Somalia

The FBI placed Liban Haji Mohamed on its list of most-wanted terrorists in January for allegedly providing support to al-Shabaab and al-Qaeda.

A former Virginia cab driver who was placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted List for allegedly supporting terrorists has been detained in Somalia, according to multiple reports.

Somalia’s National Security Services said on its Facebook page Tuesday that its agents captured Liban Haji Mohamed in Mogadishu.

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The security services posted the news after U.S. officials told the Washington Post late Tuesday that the 29-year-old had been captured.

The FBI declined comment on the reported arrest to BuzzFeed News.

The FBI placed Mohamed on its list of most-wanted terrorists in January and offered a reward of $50,000 for information leading to his arrest.

Mohamed is a naturalized U.S. citizen from Somalia, and used to work as a cab driver in the suburbs of Washington D.C.

According to the FBI, while in Virginia he began to work as a “recruiter and radicalizer” for al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda linked terror group in Somalia.

In July 2012, Mohamed allegedly left the U.S. for East Africa to join the militant group. The FBI said they believed he has since been working there as an operative.

“It is important for us to locate Mohamed because he has knowledge of the Washington, D.C. area’s infrastructure such as shopping areas, Metro, airports, and government buildings,” Carl Ghattas, the special agent in charge of the counterterrorism division at the FBI’s Washington field office, said in a press release. “This makes him an asset to his terrorist associates who might plot attacks on U.S. soil.”

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Virginia has issued a warrant for Mohamed’s arrest on charges of providing support to al-Shabaab and al-Qaeda.

Officials told the Washington Post that the U.S. is working to bring Mohamed back to the U.S. They said it will be difficult because the U.S. and Somalia don’t have an extradition treaty.

The FBI said Mohamed is a known associate of Zachary Chesser, a man who was convicted in 2011 of providing support to al-Shabaab.

The FBI became familiar with Mohamed during their investigation of Chesser, the Washington Post reported. Officials wanted to arrest Mohamed while he was living in Virginia, but didn’t have the evidence.

According to officials, the FBI planned to intercept Mohamed as he tried to travel to Africa via Mexico. However, Mohamed was able to leave the country undetected, the Washington Post reported.

An attorney for Mohamed’s family told the Washington Post that his relatives don’t buy the charges because they have family members that have been killed by al-Shabaab.

The family has not talked to Mohamed since 2012, the lawyer said.

25 Reasons You Should Never Visit The South

Just stay away.

1. Many people believe the South is some kind of beautiful place.

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Lake Jocassee, South Carolina

2. Their beliefs are 100% false!

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Tallulah, Georgia

3. The South is the opposite of pretty.

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Starkville, Mississippi

4. It’s just a huge mess of thicket and brush.

Stone Mountain, Georgia

5. There is nothing but miles and miles of weeds, and huge swarths of undergrowth.

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Lexington, Kentucky

6. The entire region lacks any kind of allure…

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Cades Cove, Tennessee

7. …and most of the land is dull and featureless.

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Whitaker Point, Arkansas

YUCK!

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Windsor Ruins, Missisippi

8. All the water here is murky and dirty.

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Pembroke, Virginia

9. It’s just a bunch of unmajestic streams…

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Arrow Island, Mississippi

10. …and slow-flowing creeks.

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Mather Gorge, Virginia

11. All the countryside is bland…

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Craggy Gardens, North Carolina

12. …and totally unassuming.

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Vacherie, Louisiana

13. The beaches are soooo underwhelming…

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Gulf Shores, Alabama

14. …and the sand is strewn with seaweed.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama

15. The cities here are nothing but backwood pit stops.

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Atlanta, Georgia

16. These metropolises have no culture…

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New Orleans, Louisiana

17. …and totally lack any kind of charm or beauty.

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Charleston, South Carolina

18. Not to mention, nothing of note ever happens.

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New Orleans, Lousiana

19. The wildlife here is so damn average.

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Ellijay, Georgia

20. There are pretty much the same kind of animals you would find anywhere else.

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Valdosta, Georgia

21. Taking a walk around here is mind-numbingly dull.

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Pine Mountain, Georgia

22. There is absolutely nothing pretty to look at.

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Helotes, Texas

23. Every landscape looks exactly the same.

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Key Largo, Florida

24. So if you’re thinking of visiting the South, think again.

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Savannah, Georgia

25. Its utter ugliness will only serve to disappoint.

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Winston, Mississippi

BLEH!!!

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Browns, Tennessee