Report: Al-Qaida in Pakistan gravest threat to US

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
August 5, 2010 21:35

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration says al-Qaida's core membership in Pakistan along with affiliates in Africa and Yemen pose the most dangerous terrorist threat to the United States and its interests abroad.

In its annual report on global terrorism, released Thursday, the State Department said that although al-Qaida suffered some setbacks in Pakistan last year, it is "adaptable and resilient" and has expanded its reach through proxy groups.

The 2009 report also said the network remains "actively engaged in operational plotting" of attacks against US and Western targets around the world.


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