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Al-Zarqawi, Al-Qaeda, And The New Islamist Front

Recent published accounts of the relationship between fugitive Jordanian terrorist Abu Mus’ab al-Zarqawi and Osama bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda terrorist network illuminate the relationship between the two men and their movements’ vision of establishing an Islamic caliphate across the Middle East. The sudden rise in terrorist attacks against coalition forces in Afghanistan supports the theory that Arab terrorists in that country have regrouped in an effort to provide a reinvigorated Arab front against the United States, while the continuing insurgency in Iraq shows no signs of abatement, despite recent reports that al-Zarqawi may be near death as a result of a recent injury. Full Story

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