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Al-Qaeda names Australians as top targets in Indonesia

Australians have been named in an Al-Qaeda terror manual as the main targets for terrorist attack in Indonesia, a newspaper report said. The Australian said the 11-page manual, “Targeting the Cities”, specifies which foreign nationals to target in Muslim nations, such as Americans in Saudi Arabia, French in Algiers and Australians in Indonesia. It did not where or how it had obtained the document. The manual, purportedly written by senior Al-Qaeda member Abdul Aziz al-Muqrin, ranks Australians fourth on a list of overall targets behind Americans, Britons and Spaniards, and followed by Canadians and Italians. Terrorism expert Clive Williams of Canberra’s Australian National University described the document as significant because he said that for the first time it named Australians, rather than westerners in general, as the top target in Indonesia. Full Story

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