The Westgate siege is over

ATC News by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome


(Posted 24th September 2013)

The Kenyan government has in the past few minutes all but confirmed that the siege situation at the Westgate Mall is now over, with all the terrorists dead – while at least 10 suspects are in custody – and that security forces on site are now carrying out a final sweep of the entire building complex to establish if anyone who may have been in deep hiding can still be found, as well as to ascertain that no booby traps were left by the terrorists.

There has been intense speculation about the nationalities of the attackers, thought to be as many as 15 who stormed the mall last Saturday around 11 a.m. but the arrests elsewhere would also point to accomplices who may have worked with the terrorists from outside the mall.

What has become clear is that personnel from the UK’s…

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