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FACE OFF: Likud poll booth attacked

WAR ON TERROR
Al-Qaeda's Christmas
For each of the last few years, al-Qaeda terrorists have sought to make the holiday season anything but jolly. Based on the reappearance and arrest of operatives involved in past plots, investigators are increasingly concerned that preparations for new year-end attacks may be under way. "Al-Qaeda has threatened and attempted attacks during the holiday season since 1999, and we have to assume it will be the same this year," says a French official. In an effort to disrupt any potential strikes, French authorities last week arrested Slimane Khalfaoui, a 27-year-old French citizen of...

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