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Al-Qaida leader’s brother condemns Mali operation.

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CAIRO (AP) — The brother of al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri on Wednesday sanctioned violence against the West in retaliation for the French-led campaign against militants in Mali, saying the U.S. and Europe are “making jihadists.”

Mohammed al-Zawahri, one of Egypt’s most influential jihadi leaders, made his comments in an interview with The Associated Press in Cairo, in the wake of the bloody four-day hostage crisis in Algeria, in which al-Qaida-linked militants seized a gas plant in retaliation for the campaign in Mali.

“All Muslims have the right to stop this aggression by any means,” he said of the French-led military intervention. “This barbarism, aggression and brutality … according to Shariah, we have…

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