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“Gangster-jihadists” in the Sahara funded by the West, experts say - Reuters Investigates (3:53) 

The fall of northern Mali to a mix of Islamist rebels and criminal groups has raised the prospect of a safe haven for terrorists in the Sahara. The groups fund themselves in part by kidnapping Westerners and then demanding ransom money. Reuters correspondent David Lewis in Mali’s capital details the growing threat in the region. For more, follow him on twitter @DG_Lewis.

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