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Intelligence suggests al-Qaeda regrouping

Alarming new intelligence reports about planned al-Qaeda attacks sparked a series of strict security measures around the world yesterday, as the British government cancelled all flights to and from Kenya and the United States warned citizens to avoid the East African country as well as Malaysia in the wake of this week’s bombings in Riyadh. The measures taken to protect travellers were sparked by a series of reports that show al-Qaeda is regrouping and plans to launch new, relatively small, attacks. “A lot of information is coming out,” said Vince Cannistraro, former head of counterterrorism for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. “And it’s not good news.” Britain’s transportation ministry told airlines “the threat level to U.K. civil-aviation interests in Kenya has increased to imminent” and the Foreign Office said the ban would remain in effect until the risk had receded. Full Story

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