|Al Qaeda in Pakistan/BBC News|
Al-Qaeda's leadership in Pakistan and its affiliates in Africa remain the biggest threats to US and its interests abroad, a US government report says.
The annual terrorism report states that al-Qaeda encountered setbacks in 2009 but has proved to be "resilient and adaptable"
Iran was said to be the most active "state sponsor" of terrorism, as with previous years
But attacks globally fell to the lowest level in five years, it said.
The report identified Pakistan and Yemen as of particular risk and said al-Qaeda had been able to create proxy groups, and managed to recruit citizens in the US and Europe, for attacks across the world.
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