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'Arab Spring' Uprisings Provide Breeding Ground For Terrorists

June 26 2012

United Kingdom

The chief of Britain's MI5 domestic intelligence agency says that Al-Qaida has been using Middle Eastern revolutions to spread its influence and to create new bases, Reuters reports.

The so-called Arab Spring revolts last year in Tunisia, Libya, Yemen and Egypt are being used to give the group new areas in which to rebuild, said Gen. Jonathan Evans.

Around 100 to 200 "British would-be jihadis are also making their way to Arab countries to seek training and opportunities for...

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