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Report to Warn of New Wave of al-Qaida

A third generation of an estimated 800 to 1,000 al-Qaida terrorists — mainly suicide attackers based on several continents — is preparing strikes against tourist and economic targets worldwide, a French terrorism expert said Tuesday. Roland Jacquard, a French consultant to the United Nations, said the new generation of terrorists is unpredictable, hard to track and ready to strike. Jacquard took part in preparing a report for a U.N. Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against al-Qaida and the Taliban. In a telephone interview, he said the estimate of 800 to 1,000 terrorists in the new generation was his figure and would not appear in the U.N. report scheduled for release next week. “The U.N. report explains…that the risk of terrorism remains very, very present,” said Jacquard, author of several books on terrorism and head of the privately funded International Terrorism Observatory, based in Paris. Full Story

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