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6 Flights to U.S. Held Back Over Terror Concerns

Foreign and domestic airlines canceled six flights from Europe to the United States on Saturday after American officials raised concerns about the possibility of terrorist attacks, including hijackings. The concerns prompted the American officials to urge that armed sky marshals be placed on those routes; instead, the British and French airlines canceled the flights. American intelligence officials said that in recent days they had developed what they considered to be “specific and credible” information about the prospect of Al Qaeda or related terrorist groups trying to seize an international airliner. The groundings revived the trans-Atlantic anxieties over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, when more than a dozen flights from England, France and elsewhere were canceled, and travel plans for thousands of international passengers were disrupted, because of hijacking concerns. Full Story

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