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UN peacekeepers in Darfur could provoke jihad

For now, there may be more symbol than substance in Osama bin Laden’s call for jihad in Darfur, but that could change if United Nations peacekeepers go to Sudan’s western region, al-Qaeda experts said on Monday. Most doubted he had any direct links with Arab militias involved in the Darfur conflict, but said his appeal, in an audiotape broadcast on Sunday, could inspire violent resistance to any UN military mission there. “I don’t believe it will have an impact until there are UN troops in Darfur,” said Kamil al-Tawil, an expert on Islamist groups. Full Story

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