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Al-Qaeda captive: Group still plotting

Accused al-Qaeda operations chief Khalid Shaikh Mohammed has told U.S. interrogators that the terrorist network remains as committed as ever to attacking symbols of U.S. wealth and power in New York and Washington, according to senior U.S. officials. Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, was captured March 1 in Pakistan. He has provided information that al-Qaeda ”could very well come back” and ”hit targets they missed before,” and that the White House and Capitol Hill remain viable targets, one source said. ”As to who’s going to do it, when they are going to do it and how they are going to do it, that’s the mystery,” the source said. To the surprise of some U.S. officials, Mohammed is saying a lot in interrogations being conducted at a secret location. ”It’s a lot of background, a lot of (names) and a lot of threats,” the source said. Mohammed has described plots from assassinations and kidnappings to bombings of buildings, bridges and tunnels. Full Story

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