Al-Qaeda Insider Told Saudis of Bomb Plot

(AP-ABC News) Ahmed al-Haj and Hamza Hendawi - Information that helped thwart the plot of U.S.-bound mail bombs came from an al-Qaeda insider, Yemeni security officials said Monday. The tip came from Jabir al-Fayfi, a Saudi who was held for years at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo and was released to Saudi Arabia in 2007. Soon after, he fled Saudi Arabia and joined the al-Qaeda affiliate in Yemen, until he turned himself in to Saudi authorities in late September and revealed that al-Qaeda was planning to send bomb-laden packages.

2010-11-02 11:09:21

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