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US State Department calls jihadists "freedom fighters" ... and so the seeds of Al Qaeda - AQI- ISIL - AQAP - Islamic State - AQIM were sown from late 1970s on forward.

The Puzzle of JNIM and Militant Islamist Groups in the Sahel | Africa Security Briefing |

Violent events linked to militant Islamist groups in the Sahel-- Burkina Faso, Mali, and western Niger--have surged nearly sevenfold since 2017. With more than 1,000 violent episodes reported in the past year, the Sahel experienced the largest increase in violent extremist activity of any region in Africa during this period. With nearly 8,000 fatalities, millions of people displaced, government officials and traditional leaders targeted, thousands of schools closed, and economic activity severely curtailed, the Sahel is staggering from the surge of attacks.

Covered the issue in multiple diaries over the years ...

Don't Call Them Al Qaeda, Terror Coming from ISIS (aka AQI, IS) | Oui @BooMan - 2 July 2014 |

My diary - Dream On Guys - in reference to BooMan's front page story - Declare the War on Terror Over (2012).

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Apr 26th, 2024 at 07:54:15 AM EST
Dream On Guys | June 2012 |

In reference to BooMan's front page story - Declare the War on Terror Over.

The foolish escapades of US Forces in Afghanistan - Iraq - Afghanistan and back home has succeeded in spreading the threat of terror across the globe. In addition, the situation has been aggravated  by the ignorant admirers of the State of Israel, its Armed Forces and the heavy-handed treatment of the the Palestinian people in the occupied territories. All US war crimes have been mirrored to the IDF and IAF: imprisonment, mall teatment, torture, targeted killings with collateral damage (innocent civilians). Abu Ghraib, Fallujah, Guantanamo Bay and drone bombing are illustrations of these crimes. Remember, there was no Al-Qaeda in Iraq. Al-Qaeda are Sunni fighters and responsible for suicide attacks and car bombings.

We now have Al-Qaeda fighting in Syria, Northern Lebanon, Mali, Erithrea, Somalia, Nigeria and indeed Yemen. As long as the Western powers are allied to the Arabian oil fields of Qatar, UAE, Bahrein, Oman and Saudi Arabia they are exporting terror across the globe. These wealthy sheiks were responsible for funding the 9/11 attacks and most terror bombings from London, Madrid, Marocco, Nigeria, Syria, Yemen, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and upto the Philippines.

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Apr 26th, 2024 at 07:55:14 AM EST
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Related reading ...

The US-Al Qaeda Alliance: Bosnia, Kosovo and Now Libya. Washington's On-Going Collusion with Terrorists | Global Research - July 2011 |

... and do not forget after the failure of regime change in Damascus, thousands of most extreme jihadists holed up in Idlib district waiting for a new campaign of terror  ... have bomb, will travel.

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Apr 26th, 2024 at 08:25:09 AM EST
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