Monday, November 1, 2010

Informer Of Cargo Plane Terror Plot Is Named, And It Is A Surprise

Photo: Jabr al-Faifi spent time in US custody, held at Guantanamo Bay. Photo from The BBC

Cargo Plane Bomb Plot Tipoff Came From Ex-Guantánamo Bay Detainee -- The Guardian

Jabir al-Fayfi, suspected by Yemen of being a double agent planted by Saudi Arabia, alerted officials to bomb plot

Yemen has revealed that a former Guantánamo Bay detainee who fled to the country from Saudi Arabia after his release by the US tipped off authorities about the plot to send bombs on cargo planes.

Jabir al-Fayfi, who surrendered to Saudi authorities on 16 October, told officials about the plan by al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (Aqap), the Yemen-based terror cell of which he was a member.

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More News On Who Informed On The Cargo Plane Terror Plot

Source of Bomb-Plot Tip-Off Is Named -- Wall Street Journal
Al Qaeda supergrass foiled cargo jet 'printer bombs' with eight times amount of explosive needed to down plane -- The Daily Mail
Bomb plot foiled by al-Qaeda turncoat, say British officials -- Sydney Morning Herald
Report: Ex-Gitmo Detainee Provided Bomb Tip-Off -- CBS/AP
Saudi Arabia's shadowy connection -- BBC

My Comment: I am sure there is more to this remarkable story than what is being publicized.

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