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“Possible anniversary attack” from Al Qaeda one year after Bin Laden killed

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Posted at 7:18 PM, Apr 29, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-29 19:18:20-04

It’s been a year since the death of Osama Bin Laden.
Now, u-s anti-terror experts say Al Qaeda has been significantly weakened but the terror network still has aspirations for a payback attack.
Law enforcement agencies across the U.S. are on alert for a possible anniversary attack. Marking one year this week since U.S. Navy Seals killed Osama Bin Laden in a raid on his compound in Pakistan.

“We don’t see any active plot that is underway, but we are maintaining our guard.” Said John Brennan, White House Counter-terrorism Adviser.

U.S. officials say the Al Qaedanetwork does not have the organization and capabilities it had on SEPTEMBER 11th, 2001.

But the U.S. is concerned about “Al Qaeda In the Arabian Peninsula,” an affiliate in Yemen.

“They have demonstrated both the intent, as well as the capability to try to carry out an attack.”

The group was behind the failed underwear bomber on Christmas day of 2009 and the printer cartridge bombs intercepted in U.S-bound cargo planes a year later.

U.S. intelligence officials say the master builder behind of both devices, Ibrahim Al-Asiri, recently resurfaced in Yemen. Intelligence officials suspect he’s working on new bombs.

“They are continuing to try to again, carry out an attack against U.S. persons inside of Yemen, as well as against the homeland.”

The U.S. says it’s working with international partners to track down leads and won’t rest until Al Qaeda IS completely destroyed.