A prospective suicide bombers, prepared to act in a U.S. commercial aircraft last month, was in fact a double agent tasked to infiltrate the Al Qaeda terrorist network. He was able to convince al-Qaeda network in Yemen could be given the task of running the mission, who finally succeeded he sabotage.
According to the Reuters news agency, citing a number of U.S. mass media from anonymous sources in the security establishment, the intruder agent working for the intelligence services of Saudi Arabia and the CIA. He managed to become a volunteer for al-Qaeda Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) based in Yemen.
Western intelligence circles AQAP has been identified as one of the dangerous organization and al-Qaeda allies who still survive. They remain eager to attack Western interests.
The Los Angeles Times newspaper said the unnamed agent was able to persuade the leadership of AQAP to appoint he in carrying out suicide bombing missions in the U.S. in commercial aircraft purposes. He was given a non-metal bomb that can be tucked into pants. Sophisticated bomb was believed to get away from the radar at the airport metal scanners.
The bomb was “no doubt can be directly dropped an airplane,” a security source told The New York Times. The bomb was allegedly the work of AQAP explosives expert, Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri Tali.
“This plan shows that the terrorists continue to try more evil ways to kill people who are not guilty,” said U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, during a visit to India, told the BBC.
Double agent was eventually handed the bomb to the CIA and other intelligence officials who are outside Yemen. The agent is now in a country and have been released.
This operation shows that the CIA did not always rely on advanced technologies, such as the drone and satellite intelligence to the task of the terrorist organization. U.S. intelligence agencies were still mobilizing manpower to infiltrate a target organization and has proven effective.
The agent even gave intelligence to the CIA to run a successful operation killed one AQAP leader, Fahd al-Quso in Yemen. According to The New York Times, the operation took place last Sunday with the use of drone.
Quso had been wanted for bombing-related U.S. destroyer ship, USS Cole, in Yemen 12 years ago. The U.S. also offers a contest for U.S. $ 5 million to those who can tell where Quso.