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Morocco, US: Tighten border security in Sahel; US ties Libya attack to ‘Powder keg’ in Mali

Morocco On The Move

Wall Street Journal with MSNBC /AP, UN News CentreMAP, AllAfrica.com (United Nations/New York, NY, Sept. 30, 2012) — Mali has become an incubator for terrorist activity that demands urgent international attention, world leaders said Wednesday, as the U.S. drew its most explicit link between al Qaeda havens in such places and the recent attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The political, economic and humanitarian crisis in Mali—and much of the broader North African region known as the Sahel—has turned the country into a “powder keg” for terrorist activity by al Qaeda’s Saharan front, said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“Now, with a larger safe haven and increased freedom to maneuver, terrorists are seeking to extend their reach and their networks in multiple directions,” Mrs. Clinton said at a scheduled meeting between senior government officials and heads of international groups held on the sidelines of…

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