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Sahara Extremists Pledge Allegiance to IS Group

An extremist group based in the Sahara desert known for carrying out terror attacks in Algeria, Mali and Niger appears to have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. If it is authenticated, the statement represents a major shift among extremist groups in the vast Saharan regions — and the possible demise of one of the most notorious extremists in the desert. An audio recording from the Mourabitoune group was sent to a Mauritanian news agency late Wednesday that has carried its...

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