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Scattered Al Qaeda harder to target

US raises terror raised to “high” as recent bombings indicate the network is teaming up with local radicals worldwide. The portrait of Al Qaeda emerging one week after some of the worst terrorist bombings since 9/11 is of a group that is decentralizing and setting up bases of operation in new regions – to the considerable detriment of antiterror efforts. Although President Bush has said at least half of Al Qaeda’s leadership has been removed, many experts think it’s the less important half and that the organization is becoming more active in exploiting local conflicts as well as plotting new attacks. In the end, the US military’s disruption of Al Qaeda’s base of operations in Afghanistan has had the result of forcing remnants of the organization to fan out around the world, making it harder for US intelligence officials to track cells and foil hits. Full Story

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