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Homeland Security Warns Of Small Airplane Terror Threats

WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI and the Homeland Security Department are warning about small airplane terror threats just days before the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, but authorities say there is no credible or specific information about a plot.

The FBI and DHS say as recently as early this year, al-Qaida considered ways to attack the aviation sector because it would have a greater impact than other means of attack. That's from a Sept. 2 bulletin obtained by The Associated Press.

The bulletin was sent to law enforcement and private officials around the country but was considered routine. The five-page document described al-Qaida's continued interest in recruiting
Western terror operatives to get training on flying small aircraft.

Federal and local law enforcement have increased security around the country before the anniversary.

      
      (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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