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Algeria: 34 Hostages, 15 Terrorists Killed in Botched Rescue Attempt

In case anyone still doubts that al Qaeda is alive and well, the spreading terrorism across northern Africa and the Middle East should put that doubt to rest. The most recent attack against civilians working at the In Amenas gas

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Al Qaeda seizes BP Gas Field, Takes 41 Hostages, Including Seven Americans

The latest action by al Qaeda in northern Mali was against BP’s Ain Amenas gas field  in neighboring Algeria. The attack once again demonstrates that al Qaeda is not only alive and well, that they are developing franchises throughout the

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Islamists Declare North Mali an Independent Sharia State

Mali moved a step closer to being broken in two on Sunday when al-Qaeda-linked Islamists and Tuareg rebels declared the nation’s north an independent country to be ruled according to sharia law. The announcement, from Ansar Dine and the Tuareg

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