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Al-Qaida-Linked Group In Mali Expands Quickly

NPR | Jan. 25, 2013 6:14 a.m. | Updated: Jan. 25, 2013 8:49 a.m.

The suspected leader of last week’s deadly attack on a natural gas plant in Algeria was until recently the head of an al-Qaida affiliate. Director of the Brookings Intelligence Project Bruce Riedel tells Renee Montagne the group is the fastest-growing al-Qaida franchise in the world.

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