The hostage standoff at the Nairobi Mall attacked by Somali jihadists still is ongoing.
There are conflicting reports as to the involvement of Israeli commandos in trying to free the hostages, with some reports indicating an active role, other reports just an advisory role.
At of this writing 59 people are dead. The jihadists reportedly killed only non-Muslims, asking targets to recite a Muslim prayer as a means of sorting out the victims.
We will continue to update throughout the day. The live Twitter feed is at the bottom of the post.
DEATH Toll rises to 68 after Nine more bodies were recovered in the joint rescue mission #WestgateMallAttack ^PO
— Kenya Red Cross (@KenyaRedCross) September 22, 2013
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 22, 2013
— Phillip Smyth (@PhillipSmyth) September 22, 2013
#Kenya Three of the gunmen are believed to be from America, one from Kenya, Britain, Finland, Canada and two from Somalia.
— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) September 22, 2013
— BBC News Africa (@BBCAfrica) September 22, 2013
— NewsBreaker (@NewsBreaker) September 22, 2013
— DannyNis (@DannyNis) September 22, 2013
— BHRR (@BrownHRR) September 22, 2013
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) September 22, 2013
A CAIR official is stoking the anti-Israel flames, claiming the only reasons Israelis are helping Kenya is because they own part of the mall (this ignores longstanding ties between Israeli and Kenyan security forces dating back to prior terrorist attacks, of course)(h/t Weasel Zippers):
— Saina Behnejad (@SainaBehnejad) September 22, 2013
— Bill Postmus (@billpostmus) September 22, 2013
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