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Report: Al-Qaida has obtained tactical nuclear explosives

Al-Qaida has possessed tactical nuclear weapons for about six years, the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper reported Sunday. The Arabic daily reported that sources close to Al-Qaida said Osama bin Laden’s group bought the nuclear weapons from Ukrainian scientists who were visiting Kandahar, Afghanistan, in 1998. The report has not been confirmed. However, the sources said Al-Qaida doesn’t intend to use the weapons against American forces in Muslim countries, “due to the serious damage” it could cause. But that decision is subject to change, the sources said, if Al-Qaida “is dealt a serious blow that won’t leave it any room to maneuver.” Full Story

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