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Algerian militants now ‘al Qaeda,’ with bin Laden’s OK

Algeria’s main Islamist militant group has changed its name to al Qaeda after getting the approval of Osama bin Laden, according to a statement posted on the Internet on Friday. The move by the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC) marked the latest attempt by militants to exploit al Qaeda’s international “brand,” following the establishment of regional branches in Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Full Story

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