January 24, 2013

France in the Firing Line of a 'New Jihad'

Gordon Corera, BBC News

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France is enemy number one for the jihadists in North Africa, according to one of the country's leading counter-terrorist judges. Marc Trevidic told the BBC that jihadists had already been heading out to Mali and that French intervention would heighten the risk of lone wolf attacks in France.

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TAGGED: Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Mali, France


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