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Africa North
U.S. commander: Libya attack linked to Qaeda in Maghreb
2012-11-15
[Asharq-E] The U.S. military's commander in Africa said on Wednesday some militants involved in the attack in Benghazi that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya were linked to al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

"There is a growing network of violent extremist organizations and it appears to me very likely that some of the terrorists who participated in the attack in Benghazi have at least some linkages to AQIM," General Carter Ham, head of Africa Command, told reporters in Paris.

"That is not to say that it was AQIM which planned or organized or led the activity but clearly some of the individuals had some linkages," he said.

Ham made the comments ahead of a congressional hearing on Thursday into the events surrounding the Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans including Ambassador Christopher Stevens on September 11.
Posted by:Fred

#3  Not just Libya .... Mali, Mauritania as well.
Posted by: lotp   2012-11-15 19:25  

#2  Think you might be onto something there.
Posted by: JohnQC   2012-11-15 18:04  

#1  The shorter list would be those 'militants' in Libya that aren't linked to AQIM.
Posted by: Pappy   2012-11-15 14:36  

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