11 Islamic Groups Added to Terror List

State Department says progress has been made in foiling plots. A new center will serve as a clearinghouse for threat information gathering.
Los Angeles Times, May 1, 2003
By Paul Richter, Times Staff Writer

WASHINGTON — The State Department added 11 militant Islamic groups to its official list of terrorist organizations Wednesday but said that international efforts had reduced worldwide terrorist attacks and doubled the number of Al Qaeda members in custody to more than 3,000.

In releasing the report, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said that around the world, “terrorist cells have been broken up, networks disrupted and plots foiled.” Yet he warned that despite the progress, terrorists are planning “appalling crimes and trying to get their hands on weapons of mass destruction.”

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“We cannot and will not relax our resolve,” he added.

Separately, U.S. officials said a new terrorism intelligence center is scheduled to begin operations today.

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