Intelligence Official: Terror Threats to US Airports Expected to Grow

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Inside John F. Kennedy International Airport. Photo: Doug Letterman

Inside John F. Kennedy International Airport. Photo: Doug Letterman

The threat to U.S. airports from terror groups such as al-Qaeda and Islamic State is expected to grow because of instability in parts of the Middle East and Asia, a former high-ranking intelligence official said Thursday.

The focus on fighting Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has allowed al-Qaeda and its offshoots to “rebound” in countries including Yemen, Pakistan and Afghanistan, said Michael Morell, former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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Source:: The Algemeiner

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