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Thursday, February 14, 2013

In Timbuktu, al-Qaida left behind a manifesto

In this Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 photo, neighborhood resident Mohamed Alassane walks through the Ministry of Finance's Regional Audit Department in Timbuktu, Mali, a site used by al Qaida-linked Islamists for more than a year. In the building, also used to hold European hostages, the AP found a more than 10-page letter signed by Abdelmalek Droukdel, the senior commander appointed by Osama bin Laden to run al-Qaida's branch in Africa.