An upscale shopping mall is a war zone. That is jihad. I see that CNN has taken down this story since I began working up this post. I guess it was not sufficiently scrubbed. The media is aligned with the jihad force so expect little coverage of what's germane to the story so it's up to you to get the word out. Facebook, tweet and email it.The facts are American Muslims took up arms to slaughter non-Muslims at an upscale shopping mall in Kenya, American Muslims joined a multi-national force of Muslims to wage holy war in Kenya, hostages and victims were told "all Muslims leave... we only want to kill non-Muslims": (they released anyone who could prove they were Muslim by reciting a prayer), they attacked American and Jewish shops, women and children were slaughtered if they could not recite the Koran, the jihadis cut the hands off the bodies of their victims and burned their faces.
Sources: Gunmen still in besieged Kenyan malll RDOK
More than 60 people have been killed
The mall "is under the full control of govt forces and we are carrying out a sweep to ensure (it's) safe for everyone," Kenyan police tweeted Tuesday.
Kenya's Interior Ministry also gave reason for hope: "We're very near the end."
But four days after Al-Shabaab terrorists stormed the swanky mall, several gunmen -- including snipers -- were still inside, two senior officials said.
And it's uncertain how many hostages might still be trapped, although Kenyan officials tweeted early Tuesday that they believed all of them had been freed.
Hours later, the sound of an explosion was heard coming from the mall.
"We are doing cleanup of explosives that had been set up by the terrorists," police said.
At least 62 people were dead, the Kenya Red Cross said in its last accounting Monday. However, the death toll would not appear to include three Kenyan soldiers reported dead by the military Tuesday, and more bodies of civilians could remain inside the besieged mall.
Arrests at airport?
Even as soldiers continued to sweep the mall, authorities also zeroed in on an airports and border crossings. More than 10 suspects were arrested Monday for questioning in relation to the attacks, the Interior Ministry tweeted Tuesday.
Authorities also increased security at all entries and exits across the country, the nation's Immigration Department said Monday.
Kenyan forces said they have killed at least three terrorists since the siege began Saturday. Three Kenyan soldiers are dead and eight others are being treated for injuries from the mall siege, the Interior Ministry tweeted Tuesday. Roughly 175 people have been wounded, officials said.
More than 200 civilians have been rescued, the military said.
Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed told "PBS NewsHour" that some of the attackers had come from the United States. She said they were originally from Minnesota and Missouri, PBS reported Monday.
"As you know, both the victims and the perpetrators came from Kenya, the United Kingdom and the United States," Mohamed said. "From the information that we have, two or three Americans, and I think so far I've heard of one Brit" are among the attackers.
"The Americans, from the information we have, are young men, about between maybe 18 and 19, of Somalia origin or Arab origin," she told PBS. She offered no other specifics.
Gen. Julius Karangi, chief of Kenya Defense Forces, also said the attackers came from different countries.
"We have an idea who these people are, and they are clearly a multinational collection from all over the world," he told reporters in Nairobi. "This is not clearly a local event. We are fighting global terrorism here."
U.S. officials don't have any confirmation of Americans having been involved in the attack, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said Monday.
Intelligence analysts were poring over electronic intercepts in an effort to verify the terror group's claims, two law enforcement sources told CNN.
Speaking Tuesday on CNN's "New Day," New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said he and other U.S. officials are concerned about the possibility of Americans going to Somalia, becoming terrorists and then returning home to engage in further mayhem.
"There is a fairly steady flow of young men, for the most part, wanting to go to Somalia, and the fact they could be trained and come back here and be used as a weapon is of great concern."
But he said he believed the risk of a Westgate-style attack in the United States remains low because of the work of the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to disrupt such plots before they can be carried out.