Clinton: Al-Qaida behind unconfirmed terror threat to US

September 9, 2011 19:21

WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday said that al-Qaida was behind a specific, credible but unconfirmed report of a threat to harm Americans, notably in New York and Washington.

"We are meeting here in New York ... with the news last night of a specific, credible but unconfirmed report that al-Qaida again is seeking to harm Americans and in particular to target New York and Washington," Clinton said in a speech.

US President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered a redoubling of counter-terrorism efforts in the face of the threat threat ahead of Sunday's 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, US officials said.

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