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Report: US weighs drone ops in N. Africa against al-Qaeda

The United States military is mulling setting up drone base in northwest Africa so that it can increase surveillance missions on the local affiliate of al-Qaeda and other Islamist extremist groups, the New York Times reported.

 

According to the report, the move is an indication of the priority Africa has become in American antiterrorism efforts. (Yitzhak Benhorin, Washington)