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Officials: al Qaeda in region

Mexican and Central American officials are on alert as evidence grows that al Qaeda members are traveling in the region and looking for recruits to carry out attacks in Latin America the potential last frontier for international terrorism. The territory could be a perfect staging ground for Osama bin Laden’s militants, with homegrown rebel groups, drug and people smugglers, and corrupt governments. U.S. officials have long feared al Qaeda could launch an attack from south of the border, and they have been paying closer attention as the number of terror-related incidents have increased since last year. Perhaps the strongest possible al Qaeda link is Adnan G. El Shukrijumah, a 29-year-old Saudi pilot who is suspected of being a terrorist cell leader. Full Story

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