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Almanacs May Be Tool For Terrorists, FBI Says

Amid heightened indications that al Qaeda operatives may be planning catastrophic attacks in the United States, the FBI is warning police about a new potential tool for terrorism: almanacs. An FBI intelligence bulletin sent to law enforcement agencies last week warned that “terrorist operatives may rely on almanacs to assist with target selection and pre-operational planning” because they include detailed information on bridges, tunnels and other U.S. landmarks, officials said. Although noting that “the use of almanacs or maps may be the product of legitimate recreational or commercial activities,” the bulletin urged police to watch for suspects carrying almanacs, especially if they include suspicious notations or marks, because “the practice of researching potential targets is consistent with known methods of al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations.” Full Story

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