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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:58 AM

African PsyOps: U.S. military behind Africa news websites


This image downloaded from the Internet on Nov. 13 shows the main page of the sabahionline.com website, featuring an image made from video showing al-Qaida leader Ayman Al-Zawahri. At first glance it appears to be a sleek Horn of Africa news site, but in fact the website is run by the U.S. military as part of a propaganda operation aimed at countering extremists in Africa.

U.S. military behind Africa news websites
By Jason Straziuso - The Associated Press
Posted : Tuesday Nov 13, 2012 12:45:17 EST

NAIROBI, Kenya — The website’s headlines trumpet al-Shabab’s imminent demise and describe an American jihadist fretting over insurgent infighting. At first glance it appears to be a sleek, Horn of Africa news site. But the site — sabahionline.com — is run by the U.S. military.

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