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    Al-Qaeda map: Isis, Boko Haram and other affiliates' strongholds across Africa and Asia

    As al-Qaeda-linked militants Isis seize a vast swathe of Iraq's northern region, we explore where al-Qaeda's influence is growing - and fading - around the world

    By Colin Freeman, Barney Henderson and Mark Oliver

    7:00AM BST 12 Jun 2014

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    Osama bin Laden may have been killed in 2011, but al-Qaeda - the umbrella Islamist terror group he founded - endures in many forms around the world.

    Recent events in Syria and Iraq demonstrate the continued threat its offshoot group Isis - the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (Syria) - represents to the region and broader world.

    Groups including Boko Haram in Nigeria, al-Shabaab in Somalia and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen have varying ties to bin Laden's organisation, which is itself now run by Ayman al-Zawahiri.

    In addition the terror wrought by "loan wolves" such as the murderers of Drummer Lee Rigby in London in 2013 are traceable to al-Qaeda's influence.

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    The above map shows where in the world these organisations currently hold sway - as well as where they are gaining or losing influence - and gives details of their affiliations.

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