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CIA warns of crisis as al-Qaeda prepares to pounce

Posted By kurtnimmoadmin On August 9, 2013 @ 2:10 pm In World at War | Comments Disabled

smh.com.au
August 9, 2013

The war in Syria poses the greatest threat to US security because of the risk of the government falling and the country becoming a weapons-rich haven for al-Qaeda, a CIA official said in Washington.

CIA deputy director Michael Morell gave the assessment in an interview published by the Wall Street Journal as he prepares to retire after 33 years with the agency.

Mr Morell said there were more foreign fighters flowing into Syria each month to take up arms with al-Qaeda-affiliated groups than there were going to Iraq to fight with al-Qaeda at the height of the war there.

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