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48 Dead in Kenya, as Al-Qaeda Group Targets Christians and Torches Hotels

48 Dead in Kenya, as Al-Qaeda Group Targets Christians and Torches Hotels
Dozens of extremists attacked a Kenyan coastal town for hours, killing those who weren't Muslim and those who didn't know the Somali language, officials and witnesses said Monday. At least 48 people were killed and two hotels were set on fire. The assault in Mpeketoni began Sunday night as residents watched World Cup matches on TV and lasted until early Monday. Authorities blamed al-Shabab, Somalia's al-Qaida-linked terror group, who have vowed to carry out terror attacks to avenge the Kenyan military presence in Somali.
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Group Behind Kidnapped Girls Reign of Terror Extends Back Years

Group Behind Kidnapped Girls Reign of Terror Extends Back Years
Boko Haram, the al Qaeda-affiliated group responsible for kidnapping over 200 girls in Nigeria, has a history of horror and violence in the country, years before the kidnapping garnered headlines.
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Iraqis Flee Anbar by the Hundreds of Thousands; Worst Displacement Since 2008

Iraqis Flee Anbar by the Hundreds of Thousands; Worst Displacement Since 2008
More than 140,000 Iraqis have fled parts of Anbar province over clashes between security forces and al-Qaida militants, the worst displacement of civilians in years, a United Nations official said Friday. Sectarian fighting has increased recently, occupying the vacuum left by departing American forces.
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State Dept on Benghazi: 'No Indication' al Qaeda Involved

State Dept on Benghazi: 'No Indication' al Qaeda Involved
A State Department spokesperson backed up what the New York Times is reporting: Calling the group that attacked the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012, part of the al Qaeda network is a "gross oversimplification" of the group. Video after the jump.
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