Al-Qaeda's Sinister Creep into North Africa

[Times-UK ] Amir Taheri - Since the tide of the war turned last winter, thousands of al-Qaeda jihadists have fled Iraq. Some returned home and resumed normal life. Others ended up in Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Thailand to help reignite the fires of jihad. However, North Africa appears to have attracted the largest number of returnees. A new arc of terror is taking shape in Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania - the five countries of the so-called Arab Maghreb in North Africa.

2008-07-31 01:00:00

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