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DENVER -- The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs is among targets named in new online Al-Qaeda publication encouraging terror attacks in the United States and Great Britain.

"Palestine: Betrayal of the Guilty Conscience," written in English and published by Al-Qaeda's media wing in the Arabian Peninsula, demands readers support Palestine and the Gaza Strip with lone-wolf acts of terror around the world, particularly in the U.S. and Great Britain. The publication culls a number of articles from previous issues of Al-Qaeda's online magazine Inspire, including those telling readers how to make homemade pressure cooker and car bombs. Targets include Times Square in New York, casinos and Las Vegas casinos and Marks and Spencers department stores in London.

While glorifying the attacks on the Boston Marathon and others before and after Sept. 11, the publication implies that another attack could take place this year.

The Air Force Academy acknowledged the threat Thursday and issued a statement:

"We are aware that the Air Force Academy is mentioned in a recent online publication. We remain vigilant and maintain all the appropriate protocols of a military installation to include force protection and being cognizant of existing and emerging threats. Our primary concern is always the security and the safety of the cadets, our personnel and the thousands of visitors who come to USAFA every year."

(Contributing: USA TODAY)



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