As the siege at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya entered into it's 24th hour, the Shabaab al-Mujahideen issued a series of messages underscoring their resolve and rejecting the prospect of negotiation.

Releasing English-language messages on the Twitter social networking site on September 22, 2013, the HSM Press Office asserted: "The Mujahideen are still firmly in control of the situation inside #Westgate Mall. Negotiation is out of the question!"

The account also described the attack as a response to Kenyan intervention in Somalia, writing: "Kenyans were relatively safe in their cities before they invaded us."


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