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18 Jul 2012 description
report The New York Times

By ADAM NOSSITER

MBERA, Mauritania — The vast desert expanse of northern Mali has become a magnet for Islamic extremists who have tightened their grip on Timbuktu and other far-flung towns, imposing a strict form of justice that is prompting tens of thousands of people to flee what some are likening to an African Afghanistan.

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06 Oct 2004 description
report The New York Times

By JAN EGELAND