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Officials Look For Signs Of Al-Qaida Surge In Syria

March 1, 2012 |

Brian Fishman, a counterterrorism fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, tracked the flow of foreign fighters, particularly Libyan fighters, during the Iraq war. He says part of the problem is that al-Qaida hasn't announced its presence in Syria. "We don't have an al-Qaida organization that is a declared al-Qaida organization saying we are operating directly in Syria," he said.

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