Al Qaeda: The Balkans Connection

  title={Al Qaeda: The Balkans Connection},
  author={Charles V. Pe{\~n}a},
  journal={Mediterranean Quarterly},
  pages={65 - 76}
  • C. Peña
  • Published 28 November 2005
  • Political Science
  • Mediterranean Quarterly
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