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Terrorism Review |



The Dowsing ot UTA Fight |

Terrorists were almost certainly responsible Tor ihe crash of theneptember in the Niger desert,ersons, includingAmericans. Following the examination of flight recorders, the FrenchMinistrytatement indicating that the crash was the result orexplosion. The French investigation has revealed that traces oflocated in one of the cargo holds in the front of the plane.have been hampered by the remoteness of the crashand Paris has namedmagistrate specializing

in terrorism, to coordinate the criminal invest iga tions. Investigators have yet lo determine where Ihe explosive device was placed onBrazzaville orwho was responsible for the attack. Several terrorist groups had the motivation and technical expertise to perpetrate the bombing. The most likely suspects at this point are radical Shia elements and Libya.!-

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