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Security body thumbs nose at al-Qaeda

THE SLOVAK Security Council did not debate the ultimatum of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Ladin urging Europe to pull out of Muslim countries by July 15, Interior Minister Vladimír Palko said on July 6.

The council is concerned with the security of citizens, he said after the meeting, regardless of statements by certain individuals, the news wire TASR wrote.

Also discussed were transportation, defence, and the national security system, including the protection of civilian aviation.

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