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Twitter suspends Somali Islamists' account

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The Twitter account of Somalia's Al Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents was suspended Friday, days after they posted photographs of a French commando they killed and threatened to execute Kenyan hostages. 

Al Qaeda-linked Shebab militants patrolling in southern Mogadishu’s Bakara market on June 29, 2009. Twitter suspended the account of Somalia's Shebab insurgents Friday, days after they posted photographs of a French commando they killed and threatened to execute Kenyan hostages.

A message from Twitter on the English-language @HSMPress account read that the account had "been suspended", without elaborating.

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