Al-Shabaab controls large areas in Somalia, and its influence is also felt in neighboring Kenya, where the Islamist militia recruits. Muslim women in the area are viewed with suspicion by the police, because their sons or husbands could be members.
The Strasbourg Christmas market shooting suspect Cherif Chekatt has been shot dead by French police. The jihadi "Islamic State" group says he was one of its militants.
The information, provided by Italian police, was apparently released just two weeks after the terror attack. It suggests Amri was part of a Salafist cell that helped him in the attack.
The suspected Strasbourg attacker was named on a French high-security watch list. German authorities, in turn, keep tabs on hundreds of potential terrorists — who are they and what are authorities doing about them?
A 60-point plan is supposed to help France fight radicalization. But critics say the government's strategy fails to tackle the root of the problem. Lisa Louis reports from Paris.
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