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World Leaders Warn Terror War Abuses Fuel Militants

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned world leaders on Monday that the war against terrorism must go beyond simply fighting extremists but also hold out the promise of a “better and fairer world.” Annan opened an international conference on terrorism only hours after U.N. headquarters in Baghdad was attacked for a second time, wounding 19 people, including two Iraqi U.N. workers, and killing a security guard. The first attack on Aug. 19 killed 22 people, including senior staff. “Terrorism will only be defeated if we act to solve the political dispute and long-standing conflicts which generate support for it,” Annan said. “If we do not, we shall find ourselves acting as a recruiting sergeant for the very terrorists we seek to suppress.” Full Story

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