02/22/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Young Men From Minnesota Vanish Into Somalia

"He wanted to go to Harvard," said his uncle Osman Ahmed. "That was his dream."

Instead [Burhan] Hassan has gone to Somalia, the anarchic East African nation that his family fled when he was a toddler. On election day, Hassan and five other youths slipped away from their homes here, and anguished family members now say they may have joined a Taliban-style Islamic militia that U.S. authorities call a terrorist organization.

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