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** FILE ** This is an undated file photo of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. (AP Photo, File)

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** FILE ** In this Friday, July 20, 2012, file photo, blindfolded and handcuffed suspected al Qaeda members are led away to detention centers in an Iraqi army base in Hillah, Iraq. (AP Photo/ Alaa al-Marjani, File)

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** FILE ** In this Friday, July 20, 2012, file photo, blindfolded and handcuffed suspected al Qaeda members are led away to detention centers in an Iraqi army base in Hillah, Iraq. (AP Photo/ Alaa al-Marjani, File)

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Claims of responsibility for an attack on an Algerian natural-gas field in January are tied to a group led by Mokhtar Belmokhtar, who had been a regional commander in northwestern Africa for al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. (Intelcenter)

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**FILE** Rebels from al Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra wave their brigade flag on Jan. 11, 2013, as they step on the top of a Syrian air force helicopter at a Taftanaz air base in Idlib province in northern Syria that was captured by the rebels. (Associated Press/Edlib News Network)

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**FILE** Neighborhood resident Mohamed Alassane ducks under a wire Feb. 6, 2013, to enter the Ministry of Finance's Regional Audit Department in Timbuktu, Mali, a site used by al Qaeda-linked Islamists for more than a year. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Neighborhood resident Mohamed Alassane ducks under a wire Feb. 6, 2013, to enter the Ministry of Finance's Regional Audit Department in Timbuktu, Mali, a site used by al Qaeda-linked Islamists for more than a year. (Associated Press)

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associated press photographs Disputes have arisen over which member of the Navy’s SEAL Team 6 fired the shots that killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in May 2011 at his hideout in the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad.

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Disputes have arisen over which member of the Navy’s SEAL Team 6 fired the shots that killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in May 2011 at his hideout in the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this Dec. 24, 1998, photo, Muslim militant and al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden speaks to a selected group of reporters in mountains of Helmand province in southern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rahimullah Yousafzai)

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** FILE ** Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is shown in a video released by the Department of Defense on Saturday, May 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Department of Defense)

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** FILE ** This is an undated file photo of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. (AP Photo, File)

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Yemeni soldiers stand guard on the rooftop of a state security court during a trial of suspected al Qaeda militants in Sanaa, Yemen, on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. A Yemen security official said an explosion Sunday in the province of Bayda had killed at least 13 suspected al Qaeda militants. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

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Yemeni soldiers stand guard on the rooftop of a state security court during a trial of suspected al Qaeda militants in Sanaa, Yemen, on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. A Yemen security official said an explosion Sunday in the province of Bayda had killed at least 13 suspected al Qaeda militants. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

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Rescue vehicles swarm the gas plant where al Qaeda-linked terrorists held hundreds of people hostage. An Algerian military assault Saturday ended with the deaths of at least 23 hostages, including an American, and 32 heavily armed kidnappers. (Associated Press)

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Rescue vehicles swarm the gas plant where al Qaeda-linked terrorists held hundreds of people hostage. An Algerian military assault Saturday ended with the deaths of at least 23 hostages, including an American, and 32 heavily armed kidnappers. (Associated Press)

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French troops arrive at Bamako's airport on Jan. 17, 2013, as fighting raged in one Mali town, airstrikes hit another and army troops raced to protect a third on the seventh day of the French-led military intervention to wrest back Mali's north from al Qaeda-linked groups. (Associated Press)

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French troops arrive at Bamako's airport on Jan. 17, 2013, as fighting raged in one Mali town, airstrikes hit another and army troops raced to protect a third on the seventh day of the French-led military intervention to wrest back Mali's north from al Qaeda-linked groups. (Associated Press)

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Claims of responsibility for Wednesday's attack on a gas field are tied to a group led by Mokhtar Belmokhtar, who had been a regional commander in northwestern Africa for al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. (intelcenter)

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Claims of responsibility for an attack on an Algerian natural-gas field in January are tied to a group led by Mokhtar Belmokhtar, who had been a regional commander in northwestern Africa for al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. (IntelCenter)