Airline bomb plot foiled by US sting
al Qaida ‘bomber’ was CIA informant
DETAILS have emerged of how the CIA fooled al Qaida over the terror network’s plot to bring down a plane with a nearly-undetectable bomb.
US intelligence learned last month that al Qaida’s Yemen branch hoped to launch a spectacular attack using a new bomb aboard an airliner bound for America.
But the man the terrorists were counting on to carry out the attack was in fact working for the CIA and Saudi intelligence when he was given the bomb, US and Yemeni officials said, then turned the device over to authorities.