US North Africa Terror

October 15, 2012 - 11:34 PM
FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2012 file photo, fighters from Islamist group Ansar Dine stand guard in Timbuktu, Mali, as they prepare to publicly lash a member of the Islamic Police found guilty of adultery. The White House has put special operations strike forces on standby and moved drones into the skies above Africa, ready to strike militant targets from Libya to Mali — if investigators can find the al-Qaida-linked group responsible for the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. (AP Photo, File)