October 8, 2012
Only Stability Will Keep al-Qaeda Out
Abdel Bari Atwan, The Guardian
The evictions of Somalia's al-Shabaab from its stronghold in Kismayo, and of Ansar al-Sharia from Benghazi in Libya are the latest successes in a concerted, US-driven effort to eradicate al-Qaida-related groups from the Middle East and Africa. But it is doubtful that this is the end of extremism in either location, or that force of arms will deliver long-lasting security solutions in the region.
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