FILE - In this Thursday, May 23, 2013 file photo, Nigerien soldiers walk near debris after suicide bombers blew themselves up inside a military barracks, in Agadez, northern Niger. In a

 

              FILE - In this Thursday, May 23, 2013 file photo, Nigerien soldiers walk near debris after suicide bombers blew themselves up inside a military barracks, in Agadez, northern Niger. In a
FILE - In this Thursday, May 23, 2013 file photo, Nigerien soldiers walk near debris after suicide bombers blew themselves up inside a military barracks, in Agadez, northern Niger. In an Oct. 3 internal al-Qaida letter found by the AP, terrorist Moktar Belmoktar is excoriated for his unwillingness to follow orders and critiqued for his failure to carry out any large attack. His ego bruised, he quit and formed his own group to compete directly with his former employer. Within months, he claimed responsibility for two attacks so large they rivaled the biggest operations undertaken by al-Qaida's wing on the continent. Simultaneous attacks in the northern Nigerien towns of Agadez and Arlit killed 35 on May 23, 2013. (AP Photo, File)