WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama has reviewed potential threats to
the United States before next week's anniversary of the killing of
Osama bin Laden, but there is no concrete evidence al-Qaida is plotting
any revenge attacks, the White House said on Thursday.
US Navy SEALs shot bin Laden last year in a raid on the al-Qaida
leader's compound in Pakistan before dawn on May 2 local time, which was
May 1 in the United States. The killing is touted by the Obama
administration as one of its top national security accomplishments.
"At this time, we have no credible information that terrorist
organizations, including al-Qaida, are plotting attacks in the United
States to coincide with the anniversary of bin Laden's death," White
House press secretary Jay Carney said on Thursday.
That assessment was echoed in an FBI and Department of Homeland Security
intelligence bulletin issued on Wednesday to state and local law
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