War on Terrorism

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Israel, Egypt Jordan on alert for al-Qaeda attack

Fears of retaliation high after al-Zarqawi killed in Iraq. Israeli security official: Main fear for Israel is border attack, but we are also on alert for attempts to infiltrate country

By Aaron Klein

Egypt, Jordan and Israel are on high alert for possible large-scale attacks by al-Qaeda members in response to last week's killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the global terror group's leader in Iraq, security sources said. The sources said Egyptian, Jordanian and Palestinian Arab intelligence officials have held several meetings the past few days to share information and coordinate anti-terror measures in light of the new threats.

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