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Qaeda in North Africa urges hits on French interests

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A leader of Al-Qaeda in North Africa has urged Muslims worldwide to attack French interests in retaliation for France's military intervention against Islamists in Mali, in a video message posted online. 

An image grab taken from a video uploaded on YouTube on May 6, 2013 reportedly shows a picture of Abu Obaida al-Annabi with a voice-over recording from an undisclosed location. Annabi, presented in the video as leader of Al-Qaeda in North Africa, has urged Muslims worldwide to attack French interests over Paris' military intervention against Islamists in Mali.

"It is your duty, all Muslims... to attack French interests everywhere," Abu Obaida al-Annabi said in the recording dated April 25.

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