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Soldiers patrol city streets as Americans are warned of imminent terrorist threat

The red and white of Father Christmas mingled with the black steel of semi-automatic gun barrels on Fifth Avenue yesterday as New York deployed heavily armed police officers at strategic locations in the face of a newly heightened threat of terror attacks. Officials across the United States responded to the decision on Sunday from the Department of Homeland Security to elevate the national terror alert level to orange, the second highest level. It was an indication of serious concern in the intelligence community that al-Qa’ida was preparing to strike again. Police and National Guard soldiers were patrolling airports, railway stations, bridges and other busy landmarks in most large American cities. It is the fifth time that America has been put on orange alert since the colour-coded system was introduced after the 11 September attacks in 2001. Full Story

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