Commercial Flights Remain Top Terror Targets – Panel



USA Today reports commercial aviation remains the top target for terrorists who are likely to try again to use an easily hidden bomb to blow up an airplane, according to a report released Friday by former leaders of the 9/11 Commission.

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The 37-page report, Assessing the Terrorist Threat, says that other top targets are distinctive brand names, particularly American hotel chains, as well as Israeli  and Jewish people and buildings. Terrorists are focused on high-profile “symbolic targets” such as New York, Washington and Los Angeles that are “well-known in the Islamic world” and remain highly active, according to the report, which was released to coincide with the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

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