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Washington Institute: Al-Qaeda in North Africa: Local and Global Jihad

Author: Jake Lipton
April 23, 2007

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This policy paper from Jake Lipton, a research assistant at the Washington Institute, says that recent bomb attacks in North Africa highlight the danger of al-Qaeda's network as a vehicle of attack against U.S. interests across the region, and perhaps beyond. It argues that such attacks could also inspire local militants throughout Africa to stage their own operations in an effort to draw support from broader jihadist networks.

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