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U.S. Warns of Possible Al Qaeda Plane Attacks

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has warned the airline industry that Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda network is planning new suicide hijackings and bombings in the United States or abroad, saying the danger ran until at least the end of summer. “At least one of these attacks could be executed by the end of the summer 2003,” the department said in an advisory sent out on Saturday and obtained on Tuesday. “Al Qaeda planners have primarily considered suicide hijackings and bombings as the most promising method to destroy aircraft in flight as well as to strike ground targets,” the advisory said. “Attack venues may include the United Kingdom, Italy, Australia or the East Coast of the United States due to the relatively high concentration of government, military and economic targets,” according to the advisory. Full Story

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