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U.S. terrorist advisory targets Canadian flights

Al-Qaeda is planning to hijack commercial airliners flying over or near the United States for use in kamikaze-style attacks, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned yesterday — a prospect that would put Canada directly in the terrorist network’s sights. Most of the flights that meet the Homeland Security Department specifications originate north of the border — the advisory excluded flights landing in the United States. Instead, the department is concerned about flights that take off and land in other countries but whose paths take them near enough to U.S. soil to launch an attack. CNN reported last night that U.S. officials have been working with their Canadian counterparts over the past several weeks to improve security measures. However, although Canadian transport officials reached last night acknowledged that they have been co-operating with U.S. officials to boost aviation security steadily since Sept. 11, they said there has been no spike in antiterrorist planning over the past month. Full Story

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