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AQIM: The North African Franchise

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008

Editor's Note: This article is one of three WPR features on the theme "The Al-Qaida We Don't Know."

WASHINGTON -- At 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 11, 2007, a suicide bomber blew the Moorish-style facade off the building that housed Algeria's Constitutional Council, which oversees the country's elections. Ten minutes later, elsewhere in Algiers, a truck containing 1,800 pounds of explosives and another suicide attacker leveled part of a United Nations building. ...

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