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Global Antiterror Drive Moves Forward

More than 19 months after the worst terror attack on U.S. soil, al-Qaida has been uprooted from its base in Afghanistan, and the terrorists are on the run, without at least $121 million worth of assets that have been frozen. The U.S. State Department’s 2002 report on Patterns of Global Terrorism says there were fewer terrorist assaults in 2002 and even fewer anti-American attacks. But analysts warn that many top terrorists are simply lying low — and that more radicals may have been created by the U.S. war in Iraq. “There is no way to tell now what stage we are at in stopping terrorism, it is too early,” says Marcus Corbin at the U.S.-based Center for Defense Information. “If things look good now, they did on September 10th, 2001, as well. The resentment and anger created by the invasion of Iraq does not inspire optimism.” The 166-page report says an “impressive global dragnet” has been tightened around al-Qaida and more than 3,000 suspects from 100 countries have been detained. Full Story

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