No-Fly List Has Doubled in Size and Will Get Bigger



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Terror Watch List Growing

U.S. enforcement and intelligence officials said Wednesday that the no-fly list barring passengers with suspected terror ties from boarding planes has already increased in size since the attempted Christmas Day bombing of Northwest Flight 253, and was likely to get much larger.

Security procedures have been stepped up since the attempted bombing of Delta Flight 253 on Dec. 25, 2009.

U.S. enforcement and intelligence officials said Wednesday that the no-fly list barring passengers with suspected terror ties from boarding planes has already increased in size since the attempted Christmas Day bombing of Northwest Flight 253.

“It’s getting bigger and it will get much bigger,” said Russell Travers, deputy director of the National Counterterrorism Center, testifying at a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

After the hearing, government officials confirmed to ABC News an earlier press report that the no-fly list had nearly doubled in size since December 25, from 3,400 names to over 6,000 individuals.

“The figure reported today generally reflects that expansion, although the number of individuals on the no-fly list varies daily,” said an official from the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Center (TSC).

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