Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Competing terrorists


ABIDJAN  - Al Qaeda's North African branch said its attack on a beach resort in Ivory Coast on Sunday that killed 18 people was revenge for a France's offensive against Islamist militants in the Sahel region and called for its forces to withdraw.

This attack highlights a challenge with a singular focus on ISIS, such as in President Obama's Joker analogy. Al Qaeda is reacting to ISIS, partly by picking targets where the caliphate goal, as opposed to striking the West goal, doesn't resonate.

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