Fears of al-Qaida: Rising Violence in Northern Africa

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In Northern Africa, al-Qaida's affiliate has carried out a series of bombings, killings, and other attacks in recent weeks. The violence has raised concerns in the United States and Europe. Some analysts speculate this may be a criminal gang out for money, with no ideological agenda. Others say these are al-Qaida members fleeing Iraq and setting up shop in the Islamic Mahgreb, who will expand out of Algeria into other Northern African states. New York Times reporter Eric Schmitt joins The Takeaway with more of the story.
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