Complexity Digest 2004.33 - 19.01
Al Qaeda Showing New Life, U.S. Surprised by Signs of Regrouping, Washington Post
Excerpts: In the more than two years since U.S. forces destroyed al Qaeda's haven and much of its leadership in Afghanistan, many U.S. intelligence officials and terrorism experts had come to believe that other Islamist extremist groups now posed the gravest threat.
From Istanbul to Madrid, local jihadists mounted daring and deadly attacks with little apparent support from Osama bin Laden's crippled network.
(...) led to a new terrorism alert in the United States caught many U.S. officials and outside experts by surprise.
- Source: Al Qaeda Showing New Life, U.S. Surprised by Signs of Regrouping
[ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A63897-2004Aug13.html ], Dan Eggen, John Lancaster, Washington Post, 04/08/14