FBI warns of terror threats

2011-09-04 14:34

Washington - 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-Qaeda considered ways to attack the aviation sector because it would have a greater impact than other means of attack. That's from a September 2 bulletin obtained by The Associated Press.

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

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

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