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Air Patrols Resume Over New York, Washington

The U.S. government has resumed 24-hour air patrols over New York amid heightened fears of possible terror attacks during the war with Iraq, officials said on Tuesday. The Department of Homeland Security’s newly formed Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement has deployed 50 pilots and crew to patrol the local airspace in New York recently designated as a restricted fly zone. The round-the-clock operation over New York City, using unarmed, law enforcement aircraft including Black Hawk and A-Star helicopters and Cessna II interceptor jets equipped with sensors and infrared capabilities resumed on Sunday. The patrols were ordered in response to a ramp up in security measures to the second-highest level across the nation last week when the United States began a war with Iraq. Full Story

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