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Al Qaeda Remains a Global Threat, U.N. Report Says

Despite “marked successes” in the fight against the Al Qaeda network, a new generation of Al Qaeda-trained terrorists as well as veterans of the Islamic extremist group continue to threaten the global community, according to a report released here today by a United Nations monitoring group. The report praises the capture of several senior Al Qaeda operatives and successful efforts to block the group’s access to traditional financial channels, such as the international banking system, but said that recent bombings in Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and elsewhere suggest that Al Qaeda “and its associated groups still pose a significant threat to international peace and security.” Michael Chandler, chairman of the monitoring group appointed by the Security Council to track Al Qaeda and efforts to stamp out the group, told reporters here that his five-member team has found no evidence linking Al Qaeda to Saddam Hussein’s former regime in Iraq. Full Story

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