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U.S. army chief links Boko Haram to al-Qaeda, others

Catholic bishops oppose dialogue with group THE fundamentalist Islamic sect, Boko Haram, whose continued violence has defied the nation’s security apparatus, may be operating with the support of al-Qaeda’s African branch and the al-Shabab terror group of Somalia. The top United States (U.S.) Military Commander for Africa, Gen. Carter Ham, told the Associated Press (AP) yesterday after a visit to Nigeria that there were “multiple sources” that showed that Boko Haram wanted to co-ordinate its efforts ...
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Added August 17, 2011
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