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Terrorism: Paper Reports ‘Merger’ Of North African Groups

Al-Qaeda has instructed the Algerian terror formation the Salafite Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC) to take under its command other groups such as Morocco’s Islamic Combat Group, several extremist Tunisian groups and Libya’s Islamic Group, forming a single terror network for North Africa and Europe, Catalan daily El Periodico reports, citing unnamed Spanish anti-terror intelligence sources. GSPC operatives are reported to be travelling all over Europe to put the various North African terror cells located there in touch with each other, worried anti-terror sources say. Investigators have noted extensive contacts and financial flows between groups in Spain, Italy (especially the northern city of Milan), Holland, Belgium and France, El Periodico said. Full Story

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