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U.S.: Al-Qaida Out to Prove It's a Threat

Al-Qaida is out to prove it is still a force, U.S. counterterrorism officials said, suggesting the bombings in Saudi Arabia and terrorist threats in Africa and Asia are part of a coordinated effort to strike lightly defended targets. At this point, those targets do not appear to include places within the United States, officials said Friday. While acknowledging the network is capable of U.S. strikes, they said intelligence points toward attacks overseas, where al-Qaida operatives are more numerous and security measures less effective. “We have no credible, specific intelligence information that indicates similar attacks are planned to take place in this country,” said Department of Homeland Security spokesman Brian Roehrkasse. “We will not raise the threat level at home at this time.” Full Story

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