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Missing Somali Men Cause for Concern

Two Somali students from the University of Minnesota and a senior from Roosevelt High School are missing since Nov. 4 and their families fear they fighting in the war in Somalia, according to the Pioneer Press and the Star Tribune.

Three families made a public plea on Saturday requesting more information regarding the missing people, Burhan Hassan, 17; Abdisalam Ali, 19 and Mohamoud Hassan, 18, according to the Pioneer Press and the Star Tribune.

Somali families gathered and some have “suggested the men may have been recruited and sent to Somalia – the land their relatives fled because of civil war – to fight,? the Star Tribune reported.

“Nearly a dozen local boys and young men have gone missing in the past two years,? said Somali community leader Abdirizak Bihi, according to the Pioneer Press.