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Spain's Africa Holdings Fuel Terrorist Fears

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Spain's Africa Holdings Fuel Terrorist Fears

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Spain's Africa Holdings Fuel Terrorist Fears

Spain's Africa Holdings Fuel Terrorist Fears

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The Spanish territories of Melilla and Ceuta are the only remaining European territories in mainland Africa. Al-Qaida sees them as occupied Muslim territory and has declared a jihad on Spain.

Spanish authorities, traumatized by the 2004 Madrid train bombings, are on high alert for another terrorist attack.