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Rogue al-Qaeda Backers Call for Nuke Attack in Online Video

But no evidence of specific plot, says FBI
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2008 8:52 AM CDT

(Newser) – Al-Qaeda supporters will use an Internet video to call for the use of biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons in a new attack on civilians in the West, reports ABC News. FBI officials have alerted US law enforcement of the tape, said a spokesman, but emphasized that there is no evidence of a specific plot.

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Other analysts also downplayed the threat represented by the video, titled Nuclear Jihad, the Ultimate Terror, saying it was not issued by an official al-Qaeda organization. "These videos almost always are comprised of old footage that is edited together" and does "not qualify as an official message from al-Qaeda or any other group," said a rep from a US-based terrorism monitoring firm. (Read more Osama bin Laden stories.)

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