LA Times quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on the growth of Boko Haram throughout Northern Africa:

“It’s proven to be one of the most resilient organizations. It’s evolved quickly. It’s shifted alliances. It’s been pronounced dead numerous times,” said J. Peter Pham, director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council think tank.

“At one point it had no outside support. Then they got support from Al Qaeda. It dropped Al Qaeda and went over to the new winning team, ISIS,” he said, referring to the militant group Islamic State, which claimed responsibility for the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.

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