North Africa Seen as Terror Training Camp for Europeans

Islamist groups in northern Africa are trading personnel, equipment and expertise and pose a growing threat to potential targets there, including Western businesses and diplomats, according to U.S. officials.

Three intelligence officials said that what they called cross-pollination among groups such as al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Ansar al-Dine and al Mulathameen have prompted U.S. agencies to focus more closely on the desert lands from Mauritania to Niger, especially in light of recent terrorist attacks in Libya, Algeria and Mali....

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