U.S. intelligence agencies have identified some 15 cargo freighters around the world that are believed to be controlled by Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday.
U.S. spy agencies follow some of the ships by satellites or surveillance planes and with help from allies. However, they sometimes lose track of the vessels which could be used to transport al Qaeda operatives, bombs or money, government officials told the U.S. daily.
The report added U.S. officials do not know exactly how each of these "ships of concern" is being used, except that some are generating profits for al Qaeda. Officials fear any of the ships could be used in an attack anywhere in the world, the report added. (Albawaba.com)
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