Al Qaeda May Be Rebuilding

(Christian Science Monitor) Some intelligence sources and experts believe that al Qaeda has been quiet by choice, not because its plans have been disrupted. Just last week, U.S. officials warned Americans against traveling to Saudi Arabia, as they'd received "credible" information about plans for an attack on U.S. interests there. "Has al Qaeda been hurt by its losses? Sure," says a senior U.S. intelligence official. "But there's no indication that the losses aren't being replaced." According to a European intelligence report, Saudi Arabia is still important financially to al Qaeda, and both Saudi Arabia and Yemen continue to provide recruits, as well as places for the group to retreat and plan.

2003-05-06 00:00:00

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