February 22, 2012

Iran's Ties to al-Qaeda Go Back Years

Daniel Byman, Foreign Policy

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Iran and al Qaeda might seem like strange bedfellows. But their relationship goes back years.

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TAGGED: al-Qaeda, Iran


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