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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)

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** FILE ** An image made from video posted on a website frequented by Islamist militants and provided via the IntelCenter shows al Qaeda leader Abu Yahia al-Libi in 2007. (AP Photo/IntelCenter)

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** FILE ** An image made from video posted on a website frequented by Islamist militants and provided via the IntelCenter shows al Qaeda leader Abu Yahia al-Libi in 2007. (AP Photo/IntelCenter)

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** FILE ** An image made from video posted on a website frequented by Islamist militants and provided via the IntelCenter shows al Qaeda leader Abu Yahia al-Libi in 2007. (AP Photo/IntelCenter)

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** FILE ** An image made from video posted on a website frequented by Islamist militants and provided via the IntelCenter shows al Qaeda leader Abu Yahia al-Libi in 2007. (AP Photo/IntelCenter)

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** FILE ** This March 25, 2007, file image, made from video posted on a website frequented by Islamist militants and provided via the IntelCenter, shows al Qaeda militant Abu Yahia al-Libi. A CIA drone strike Monday, June 4, 2012, targeted al Qaeda's second in command in Pakistan, but it was unclear whether he was among those hit, U.S. officials said. The Associated Press has no way of independently verifying the content, location or date of this video. (AP Photo/IntelCenter, File)

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** FILE ** This March 25, 2007, file image, made from video posted on a website frequented by Islamist militants and provided via the IntelCenter, shows al Qaeda militant Abu Yahia al-Libi. A CIA drone strike Monday, June 4, 2012, targeted al Qaeda's second in command in Pakistan, but it was unclear whether he was among those hit, U.S. officials said. The Associated Press has no way of independently verifying the content, location or date of this video. (AP Photo/IntelCenter, File)

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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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** 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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** 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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**FILE** This photo released May 15, 2003, by the FBI shows Fahd al-Quso, who was charged as an al Qaeda member who helped plan the attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 American sailors in 2000. (Associated Press/FBI)