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Non-Arab recruits scout for al-Qaeda

Al-Qaeda allies are believed to be scouting U.S. targets, and the terror organization is using non-Arab recruits to avoid detection, U.S. law enforcement and intelligence officials say. The FBI has counterterrorism investigations in virtually all 56 of its field offices but has not broken up a known surveillance cell, either because agents are tailing suspects who have not committed crimes or because they have descriptions but not identities. It is unclear how many al-Qaeda scouts are in the USA. “The FBI has their eye on or has opened several hundred investigations of people sympathetic to or supportive of” al-Qaeda, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said. “If we knew somebody was here as an operative – and we knew who they were or where they were – they wouldn’t be on the street.”Full Story

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