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Fall of Saddam has allowed terrorism to bloom: Kadhafi

The fall of Saddam Hussein has allowed terrorism, and notably Islamic extremism like that of Osama bin Laden, to flourish in Iraq, Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi said, describing terror as a threat to the security of the whole world. “Saddam’s fall has not brought terrorism to an end,” Kadhafi said in a televised speech on Wednesday. “Far from it: it has found a bigger opportunity to flourish,” he said, addressing an audience of Libyan police officers. “The Al-Qaeda network did not exist before in Iraq, and now it is there, along with the renegades,” said Kadhafi. Al-Qaeda is bin Laden’s underground extremist network, and the term “renegades” is used by Kadhafi to refer to Islamic extremists in general. Full Story

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