A United Nations helicopter captured by al-Shabab fighters in Somalia

  1. A United Nations helicopter was captured by al-Shabab fighters in Somalia on January 10, 2024.
  2. The helicopter experienced a technical glitch, prompting it to land close to Gadoon village in the Galgaduud region.
  3. The helicopter took off from the city of Beledweyne, and there were nine passengers on board, including military personnel and a third-party contractor.
  4. Al-Shabab, an al-Qaeda affiliate, has been attempting to overthrow the Somali government since 2006 to establish its rule.
  5. The group primarily operates in the center and south of Somalia, with thousands of fighters.

Q: Which terrorist group captured a United Nations helicopter in Somalia in January 2024?

a. Taliban
b. Al-Shabab
d. Boko Haram

answer: b. Al-Shabab

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