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All of the 33,000 'surge' troops ordered to Afghanistan in 2009 have left the country, leaving US troop levels as they were before the surge. The hacker group "Cyber fighters of Izz ad-din Al qassam" claimed to have mounted cyberattacks against the websites of the Bank of America, the New York Stock Exchange, and Chase Bank, in retaliation for the "Innocence of Muslims" movie. The group claimed the attacks would continue until the film is removed from the Internet.
The State Department is shipping armored vehicles and other equipment to Somalia and Tunisia to bolster security at its missions there. Nonessential staff were recently pulled from the US embassies in Somalia and Tunisia following attacks on the facilities.
Authorities are investigating recent bomb threats at four US universities. Henry Dewitt McFarland III, a former Marine who is converting to Islam, was arrested in Harlingen, Tex., and charged with making a terroristic threat, after he phoned a crisis line and threatened to blow up a building at the U. of Texas, Brownsville campus and another student who had allegedly made a derogatory statement about Islam.