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Libyan strife shows media have failed in duty to question authority

By Scott Taylor      

An al-Qaeda leader’s death should also prompt introspection about the Western world’s role in propping up a corrupt Afghanistan regime.

Afghan National Army members of the 6 Mobile Strike Force Kandak move into position during an exercise at the Consolidated Fielding Centre in Kabul, Afghanistan during Operation Attention on Sept. 2, 2013. In no way is it the fault of the military that Canadian soldiers spent a decade propping up a corrupt regime in Afghanistan, writes Scott Taylor, who says blame lies with the Western media. Canadian Armed Forces photograph courtesy of Sgt. James Funk

On Jan. 18, there was news out of Libya that a top leader in the Islamic Maghreb had been killed in a military operation near the southern city of Sabha. Known as Abu Talha al-Libi, this senior al-Qaeda terrorist was allegedly killed in a raid mounted by troops loyal to military commander Khalifa Haftar.

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