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The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed that Kenyan forces used chemical agents to end the siege at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, killing an alleged 137 hostages in the process.

In six postings on its Twitter account on September 25, 2013, the Shabaab’s Press Office charged Kenyan forces with firing “projectiles containing chemical agents” into the mall, and afterwards, deliberately demolishing it to bury the evidence and hostages. It added: “@UKenyatta and his govt are to be held culpable for #Westgate and for the lives of the 137 hostages who were being held by the Mujahideen”

Following is a copy of the English tweets:

After 4 days of exposing the vulnerability of their nation, the Kenyan govt ended the siege in a morally reprehensible manner #Westgate

HSM confirms that the Kenyan govt employed chemical agents to end the siege at #Westgate Mall, killing all the hostages in the process

Having failed to defeat the Mujahideen inside the Mall, the Kenyan govt disseminated chemical gases to end the siege at #Westgate Mall

In an act of sheer cowardice, beleaguered Kenyan forces deliberately fired projectiles containing chemical agents into building #Westgate

To cover their crime, the Kenyan govt carried out a demolition to the building, burying evidence and all hostages under the rubble #Westgate

@UKenyatta and his govt are to be held culpable for #Westgate and for the lives of the 137 hostages who were being held by the Mujahideen

 

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