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Terrorists Turn to Online Chat Rooms to Evade U.s.


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Yemeni military checkpoint

This Aug. 10, 2013 file photo shows Yemeni soldiers inspecting a car at a checkpoint on a street leading to the U.S. and British embassies in Sanaa, Yemen.

Credit: AP Photo/Hani Mohammed

Al-Qaida fighters have been using secretive chat rooms and encrypted Internet message boards for planning and coordinating attacks, including the threatened if vague plot that U.S. officials say closed 19 diplomatic posts across Africa and the Middle East for more than a week.

From The Associated Press
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