February 19, 2014

My War Against Terror

Nouri al-Maliki, Foreign Policy

The Associated Press

Iraq is fully engaged in the war against al-Qaeda.

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TAGGED: Terrorism, Iraq


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Time to Worry About Salafist Takfiris
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Al-Qaeda's PR Problem
The National
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Could Syria Kill al-Qaeda?
Hassan Mneimneh, German Marshall Fund
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