Photo Gallery: Extremism in the Maghreb
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Photo Gallery: Extremism in the Maghreb

Europe's Challenge A Terrorist Homeland in North Africa

Dozens of hostages have reportedly been killed after Algerian forces attempted a rescue operation at a natural gas complex overtaken by Islamist gunmen. The incident demonstrates the brutality and determination with which militant Islamists in North Africa operate, just a short plane ride south of European soil.
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