U.S. terrorism threat may be linked to al Qaeda boss

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Posted: Sep 09, 2011 12:18 PM
U.S. terrorism threat may be linked to al Qaeda boss

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There is reason to believe that the credible, but still unconfirmed, terrorism threat against New York City and Washington may be linked to al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri, a U.S. official told Reuters on Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Zawahri took the reins of al Qaeda after Osama bin Laden was killed in May in a U.S. raid in Pakistan.

(Reporting by Phil Stewart, Editing by Sandra Maler)