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Ending the Massacre: Kenyan police stand guard near Westgate mall in Nairobi as forces work to end the siege.

Assault Launched With Israeli Help To End Kenya Mall Siege

Kenyan security forces launched a “major” assault late Sunday on the upscale Nairobi mall where an unknown number of hostages are being held by al-Qaida-linked militants, in an operation officials said would end the two-day standoff that had already killed 68 people. Within a few hours, a military spokesman said most of the hostages had been freed.