The US director of national intelligence said Tuesday he is concerned that al-Qaida in Iraq is shifting its focus to attacks elsewhere in the region.
"They may deploy resources to mount attacks outside the country." Mike McConnell told a Senate hearing, although he also said that fewer than 100 terrorists have moved to establish cells in other countries.
The al-Qaida terrorist network in Iraq and in Pakistan and Afghanistan has suffered setbacks, he said, but added that Osama bin Laden's organization remains the No. 1 threat.
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