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Britain Posts Troops at Heathrow Airport

Troops and light tanks were deployed at Heathrow Airport Tuesday to boost security after police warned of a potential terrorist threat to London by the al-Qaida group. Police said Osama bin Laden’s network might time attacks to coincide with the end of this week’s Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday. The religious festival takes place Tuesday in Saudi Arabia, but most Muslim communities continue celebrations for several more days. “From time to time, it is necessary to raise levels of security activity. We think it is prudent to do so now,” police said in a statement. The Ministry of Defense said some 450 troops were being deployed in response to the threat, but wouldn’t say if they would all be stationed at Heathrow, Britain’s busiest airport. Full Story

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