In Northern Mali, al-Qaeda Building Its Own Country

Extremist groups took over the area after coup

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 31, 2012 7:02 AM CST

(Newser) – Since the military coup in Mali earlier this year, al-Qaeda's influence in the African nation has increased—to the point that northern Mali, the largest territory held by the terror group, is now basically al-Qaeda's own country. The AP takes an extensive look,...   Read full story »

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