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Al Qaeda and Islamic State: a deadly rivalry

Al Qaeda, whose influence has waned in recent years, will try to use last week's attacks in Paris as a propaganda coup

By Andrew Hammond  

A video posted online shows slain hostage-taker Amedy Coulibaly, who shot a policewoman and four hostages at a kosher grocery in Paris, in front of an Islamic State banner ©AP Photo/Militant Video

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (Aqap) asserted responsibility on Wednesday for last week’s attack on the office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The terrorist…

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