3 Africa terror groups may collaborate

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top U.S. commander for Africa says he is increasingly concerned about the likelihood that terrorist groups in Somalia, North Africa and Nigeria want to coordinate their training, funding and terror activities.

Gen. Carter Ham told Congress Wednesday that terror leaders from al-Shabab, al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb and Boko Haram in Nigeria want to more closely synchronize their efforts. He says the three groups are the top three threats in that region, and their collaboration would present a real challenge to the U.S.

He also says that announcement earlier this month of al-Qaida's formal alliance with al-Shabab suggests that the Somalia-based insurgency has been weakened and is looking for greater international support. The two groups have been working together for several years.

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  • by N on Feb 29, 2012 at 01:26 PM
    Sounds good to me. They should all get together for a great big meeting to work out the plans. Have a nice BBQ and relax. Getting all of the skinnies and jihadis together in one place would make our boy's job a lot easier.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 29, 2012 at 11:23 AM
    No worries. Nobel peace prize winning Barry Soetoro has our armed forces currently in 4 African countries. It's only when they fight back that they become terrorests.
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      by AMOBO on Feb 29, 2012 at 01:26 PM in reply to
      So far, Barry has kept us free from terrorist attacks and defended your rightto free speech !
      • reply
        by Anonymous on Feb 29, 2012 at 01:53 PM in reply to AMOBO
        Like the underwear bomber hustled into the plane by state dept officials? When asked about visas or passports the airlines were overridden by our 'protectors'. Reminds me of that Simpsons where they were suckered into paying the bear protection tax.
      • reply
        by Anonymous on Feb 29, 2012 at 02:25 PM in reply to AMOBO
        just keep believing that. click your heels together Dorthy and repeat, "there is no place like home"
        • reply
          by Anonymous on Feb 29, 2012 at 03:00 PM in reply to
          All in the court transcripts. He had no passport or visa. You guys must be desperate with sheriff Joe about to produce the evidence steve dumhimm, errrr....barry soetoro, no wait barack obama is a Kenyan national. All his laws will be wiped from the books. LoL!!!
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          by Anonymous on Feb 29, 2012 at 03:10 PM in reply to
          Your hero and protector obama is reportedly using the ssn of a 120 year old Conn. woman. His 30th by many reports. Nothing fishy there.....
      • reply
        by Anonymous on Mar 2, 2012 at 01:40 PM in reply to AMOBO
        All of Obama’s czars should be imprisoned for crimes against the USA.
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