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URGENT ¥¥¥ Al-Qaeda likely unable to launch major attacks: US

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The core of Al-Qaeda has been severely weakened and likely is unable to launch "large-scale" attacks on Western targets, the US national intelligence director said Tuesday.

Al-Qaeda has suffered steady losses among its senior ranks since 2008, diminishing the network's central leadership "to a point that the group is probably unable to carry out complex, large-scale attacks in the West," James Clapper said in an annual assessment presented to lawmakers.

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