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Saturday, December 13, 2003

Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades:
"a largely autonomous militant group"


Release the prisoners: A masked member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, a largely autonomous militant group linked to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat 's mainstream Fatah movement, marches during a rally to demand the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails in Gaza City. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)

What the hell is "largely autonomous" supposed to mean? That Arafat only controls them somewhat? I know there's a message there somewhere . . .