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Al-Qaeda battered, but others rise

Three years after the attacks of Sept. 11, a multipronged assault on al-Qaeda has left it badly wounded, but other violent Islamic groups – groups even harder to track, and capable of great destructiveness – have sprung up to carry on the cause. In interviews and writings, senior U.S. counterterrorism officials said the threat from al-Qaeda itself probably had waned, and the group is battered and frayed. But the threat from the new “franchise” groups is growing rapidly, and may even have surpassed al-Qaeda, fueled by resentment in the Muslim world of U.S. policies, including the invasion of Iraq and unblinking support for Israel.Full Story

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