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Algerian Group Backs Al-Qaeda

An Algeria militant group has publicly announced its support for al-Qaeda for the first time. The Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC) said it backed al-Qaeda’s “jihad”, or holy war, against the United States. The GSPC last month claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of more than 30 European tourists in the Sahara desert earlier this year. Algeria and the US have long suspected that the GSPC was part of al-Qaeda. The GSPC has been on the US list of “terrorist groups” since 2002. Full Story

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