National Security

January 10, 2014 12:19 PM

U.S. terror designation of 3 Ansar al Shariah branches skirts some key questions

The State Department Friday morning designated three groups that call themselves Ansar al Shariah as foreign terrorist organizations, and tied all three to violence at U.S. diplomatic facilities in northern Africa in September 2012. But the designations are likely to do little to enlighten the debate surrounding the attacks on the U.S. compunds in Benghazi.

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