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Interpol Asks For Help Tracking Escaped Al-Qaida Inmates

NPR | Aug. 5, 2013 3:24 p.m.

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Dina Temple-Raston, Melissa Block

Interpol has issued a global alert asking for help tracking hundreds of terrorism suspects who have escaped from prisons over the past month. The global police organization’s alert came just days after the State Department announced that it is closing nearly two dozen diplomatic missions in a roster of Muslim countries. But officials say the two security alerts aren’t directly related.

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