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Global Jihad: Summary from Arabic Sources – The Second Half of March 2011

This report summarizes the most prominent articles on the subject of global Jihad published in the media in the Arabic language on the second half of March 2011. Following are the main issues raised in this report:

• The deadly attacks and assassinations in Iraq continue, following the arrest of Al-Qaeda senior members by security forces.
• Yemenite authorities are tackling difficulties controlling the south of the country, especially the Abyan Province, while reports claim Al-Qaeda has succeeded in taking over extensive areas.
• Reports on the arrest in Pakistan of Umar Patek, a “Jamaa Islamiya” operative in Indonesia, suspected of being involved in terrorist attacks in Bali, Indonesia on 2002, killing 202 people.

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