US warns 'lone wolf' could look for revenge on anniversary of bin Laden's death

US warns 'lone wolf' could look for revenge on anniversary of bin Laden's death

Cebu : Philippines | Apr 26, 2012 at 2:35 AM PDT
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Skooter reporting 04/26/12

May 1, 2011 a few days more before the one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death, the terrorist groups have been calling for revenge against the U.S. for killing Osama, such as al Shabaab in Somalia, northern Africa’s al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and the Pakistani Taliban. Although there is no specific, credible threat to the US homeland, according to an intelligence bulletin issued late Wednesday, authorities are giving warning and they remain concerned on “lone wolf” terrorists they could use the date to avenge the former al Qaeda leader.

“Lone wolf” extremists not yet identified will execute attacks with little or no warning on or about the anniversary of bin Laden’s death, according to the bulletin.

Al Qaeda or its affiliates would consider an attack “on this anniversary as a symbolic victory,” especially in the strings of losses suffered by al Qaeda due to US drone attacks and other efforts overseas.

European Union issued a report Wednesday that looking at how terrorism has transformed in Europe over the past year, seems to agree, stating the “threat has evolved” since the deaths of bin Laden and other terrorist leaders.

Interpol’s EU Terrorist Situation and Trend Report says, "Lone actors or small EU-based groups are becoming increasingly prominent, as is the internet as a key facilitator for terrorism-related activities.”

Source: New York Post

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