U.S. European Command warns 'North Africans being recruited' for duty in Iraq

April 2007
Geo-Strategy Direct;4/4/2007, p5
The article reports that the U.S. European Command has warned of increasing Al Qaida activity in North Africa. They said the formation of the Al Qaida Organization in the Islamic Maghreb has galvanized the Islamic insurgency in the region. The U.S. has initiated several programs to battle Al Qaida in North Africa. The Defense Department's Operation Enduring Freedom Trans-Sahara is designed to train North African allies in counter-insurgency skills.


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