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Shaker Masri, 29, of Chicago was sentenced in federal court in Chicago on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, for plotting to attend a training camp in Somalia to become a suicide bomber for the terrorist groups al Qaeda and al-Shabab. (AP Photo/U.S. Marshals Service)

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Shaker Masri, 29, of Chicago was sentenced in federal court in Chicago on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, for plotting to attend a training camp in Somalia to become a suicide bomber for the terrorist groups al Qaeda and al-Shabab. (AP Photo/U.S. Marshals Service)

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** FILE ** The drone-strike killing in June of Al Qaeda’s erstwhile second-in-command, Abu Yahya al-Libi, is said to be affecting al Qaeda’s numbers and morale, causing some jihadis to leave Pakistan. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 27, 2011 file photo provided by IntelCenter, an American private terrorist threat analysis company, purports to show Al-Qaida's new leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a still image from a web posting by al-Qaida's media arm, as-Sahab. The leader of al-Qaida has urged Muslims to kidnap Westerners to exchange for imprisoned jihadists. Ayman Al-Zawahri also urged support for Syria's uprising and called for the implementation of Islamic Shariah law in Egypt. In an undated two-hour videotape posted this week on militant forums, the Egyptian-born jihadist said that abducting nationals of "countries waging wars on Muslims" is the only way to free "our captives, and Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman," the Egyptian cleric serving a life sentence in U.S. prisons for his masterminding of 1993 bombings in New York City. (AP Photo/IntelCenter, File)

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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 27, 2011 file photo provided by IntelCenter, an American private terrorist threat analysis company, purports to show Al-Qaida's new leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a still image from a web posting by al-Qaida's media arm, as-Sahab. The leader of al-Qaida has urged Muslims to kidnap Westerners to exchange for imprisoned jihadists. Ayman Al-Zawahri also urged support for Syria's uprising and called for the implementation of Islamic Shariah law in Egypt. In an undated two-hour videotape posted this week on militant forums, the Egyptian-born jihadist said that abducting nationals of "countries waging wars on Muslims" is the only way to free "our captives, and Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman," the Egyptian cleric serving a life sentence in U.S. prisons for his masterminding of 1993 bombings in New York City. (AP Photo/IntelCenter, File)

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Blindfolded and handcuffed suspected al Qaeda members are led away to detention centers in an Iraqi army base in Hillah, Iraq, about 60 miles south of Baghdad, on Friday, July 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Alaa al-Marjani)

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Blindfolded and handcuffed suspected al Qaeda members are led away to detention centers in an Iraqi army base in Hillah, Iraq, about 60 miles south of Baghdad, on Friday, July 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Alaa al-Marjani)

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** FILE ** Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is shown in a video released by the Department of Defense on Saturday, May 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Department of Defense)

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In the Pakistani tribal regions, such as South Waziristan, that harbor al Qaeda and other jihadist groups, militants from Central Asia, China, Turkey and even Germany are growing in number, eclipsing Arabs, say intelligence officials, analysts and residents of the region. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** The drone-strike killing in June of Al Qaeda’s erstwhile second-in-command, Abu Yahya al-Libi, is said to be affecting al Qaeda’s numbers and morale, causing some jihadis to leave Pakistan. (Associated Press)

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In the Pakistani tribal regions, such as South Waziristan, that harbor al Qaeda and other jihadist groups, militants from Central Asia, China, Turkey and even Germany are growing in number, eclipsing Arabs, say intelligence officials, analysts and residents of the region. (Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Sen. Carl Levin said he doesn't know if a veto can be overridden, should President Obama go that route regarding the handling of al Qaeda terrorists.

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** FILE ** This frame-grabbed image from video provided by the SITE Intel Group, an U.S. private terrorist-threat-analysis company, purports to show al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri on a Web posting on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/SITE Intel Group)

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** FILE ** In this Tuesday, April 20, 2010, file photo, Iraqi policemen search the site of a joint U.S-Iraqi raid that killed Abu Omar al-Baghdadi and Abu Ayyub al-Masri, two top-ranking al Qaeda figures, about six miles (10 kilometers) southwest of Tikrit. The first online statement from the new leader of al Qaeda's affiliate in Iraq claims that the militant network is returning to the old strongholds from which it was driven by U.S. forces and their Sunni allies prior to the American withdrawal at the end of last year, and that it is preparing operations to free prisoners and assassinate court officials. (AP Photo, File)

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** FILE ** In this Tuesday, April 20, 2010, file photo, Iraqi policemen search the site of a joint U.S-Iraqi raid that killed Abu Omar al-Baghdadi and Abu Ayyub al-Masri, two top-ranking al Qaeda figures, about six miles (10 kilometers) southwest of Tikrit. The first online statement from the new leader of al Qaeda's affiliate in Iraq claims that the militant network is returning to the old strongholds from which it was driven by U.S. forces and their Sunni allies prior to the American withdrawal at the end of last year, and that it is preparing operations to free prisoners and assassinate court officials. (AP Photo, File)

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**FILE** A Yemeni man walks June 14, 2012, past cars destroyed during fighting with al Qaeda militants in Zinjibar, Yemen. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** A Yemeni man walks June 14, 2012, past cars destroyed during fighting with al Qaeda militants in Zinjibar, Yemen. (Associated Press)

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In the months before the Sept. 11 attacks, the CIA unit dedicated to hunting for al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden complained that it was running out of money, according to declassified documents dating from 1992 to 2004. (Associated Press)

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In the months before the Sept. 11 attacks, the CIA unit dedicated to hunting for al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden complained that it was running out of money, according to declassified documents dating from 1992 to 2004. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** This is an undated file photo of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. (AP Photo, File)