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al-Qaeda calls for attacks on shipping hubs

In the latest edition of al-Qaeda's English-language propaganda publication Resurgence, the terrorist organization names shipping hubs as targets for the movement.

Terrorist organization al-Qaeda points to key maritime hubs as targets in the efforts to hurt Western, especially US economies.

"Even if a single supertanker (or even an ordinary westbound cargo-vessel) were to be attacked in one of the chokepoints or hijacked and scuttled in one of these narrow sea lanes, the consequences would be phenomenal: a spike in oil prices, an increase in shipping rates, more expensive maritime insurance, and increased military spending to ensure the safety of these sea passages," says an article in the organization's publication Resurgence, which CNS News publishes excerpts from.

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