Accuracy in Media

WASHINGTON — Days after the devastating terrorist attack on an upscale Kenyan mall, the Kenyan police are tracking four suspects who they think were involved in the three-day siege.

al shababReuters reported that the Westgate crisis ended in bloodshed, with at least 72 people dead.

The Somali, al-Qaeda-affiliated group al-Shabab launched a coordinated attack on the mall that terrorized civilians who were caught in the crossfire. It was exacerbated by false reports made by the international and local media, which the American press too eagerly accepted as fact.

The attack was seen as a response to Kenya’s involvement in pushing back al-Shabab militants from their strongholds in Somalia.

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