The al-Qaida terrorist network, its command structure hit hard by Washington’s war on terrorism, is mutating into a hard-to-define web of Islamic militants who share Osama bin Laden’s ideology and goals even if they operate under other names. Al-Qaida connections have emerged from terror attacks in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and now Spain, fueled by a recruiting drive by radical Muslims who fought with bin Laden in Afghanistan, security officials told The Associated Press. For months, especially in Iraq where attacks on coalition forces and Iraqis who work with them are near-daily events, little-known groups have been claiming responsibility. Full Story
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