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al-Qaida Said Studying Aviation Security

The United States has credible information, including some that prompted this week’s rise in the national terror threat level, that al-Qaida continues to study potential weaknesses in America’s revamped aviation security net looking for ways to strike again through the air, U.S. officials familiar with recent intelligence say. The information has been gleaned from sources as diverse as al-Qaida mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and low-level terror network members in Saudi Arabia and has led U.S. officials to quickly adapt security procedures several times in recent months, the officials said. For instance, U.S. officials have been discreetly working with their counterparts in Canada and Mexico on improved security measures after intelligence indicated al-Qaida might stage an attack using an international airliner that simply passes over U.S. soil, the officials said. Full Story

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