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Al Qaeda Under Pressure for New Strike -Spy Chief

Al Qaeda is under pressure to strike another “high-value” Western target and may be looking at attacking chemical plants or shooting down planes with surface-to-air missiles, a top German intelligence official said Tuesday. “A substantial decline in activities in the next couple of years is highly improbable,” Rudolf Adam, deputy head of German’s BND foreign intelligence agency, told a security conference in Berlin. “On the contrary, we would feel that pressure is mounting on al Qaeda to reassert its effectiveness and its ability to strike another really big high-value target” in order to remain visible, he said. Full Story

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