Minneapolis men who fought and died with Somali militia used in recruitment video DAILYNEWS

The FBI called it a "propaganda piece" recruitment video and attributed it to al-Shabaab, an al-Qaida-endorsed militia in Somalia, said Special Agent Kyle Loven, chief division counsel in Minneapolis.
He said it's one in a line of recruitment videos posted by the terrorist groupm but differs in its improved production values.
"Obviously, it's an attempt to step up recruitment efforts," he said. "As far as the video itself, I think it's just an attempt to glorify and make it more appealing to young men."
Titled "The Path to Paradise: From
"If you guys only knew how much fun we have over here, this is the real Disneyland," he said. "You need to come here and join us, and take pleasure in this fun."
Eventually, he and Hassan are pictured next to each other, shrouded and dead.
The video was pulled from the video sharing site Thursday, Loven said, but a new version was available Friday morning.
Loven would not confirm the identities of the men featured in the  Advertisement
Omar was convicted of aiding Somali terrorists in October.

It goes on to detail when each man left the West and made their way to Somali to fight.
Gure left in October 2007, and Al-Amriki and Hassan left from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in November 2008.
Footage shot from the inside of a car shows parts of Bloomington, including IKEA, and a handheld shot later leads viewers through the airport.

The video also talks in detail about the circumstances under each man's death — all died in gun battles, according to the video: Gure in June 2009, Al-Amriki and Hassan in September 2009.



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