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Dakar Rally canceled due to al-Qaeda threats, deaths of French in Mauritania

Al-Qaeda threats against the Dakar Rally and an attack in Mauritania forced organizers to cancel the annual race on Friday, the eve of the 5,760-mile trek across North African desert scrubland and savannah. It was the first time the automobile, motorbike and truck rally has been called off in its 30-year history. In a statement, organizers blamed “threats launched directly against the race by terrorist organizations.” the Dec. 24 killings of a French family and international tensions. Full Story

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