Sources: Senior al Qaeda leader directed Europe plot
October 6th, 2010
10:00 AM ET

Sources: Senior al Qaeda leader directed Europe plot

The man at the center of an alleged al Qaeda plot to bomb cities in Europe has told investigators the conspiracy was directed by one of the organization's most senior figures, according to European intelligence officials.

Ahmed Sidiqi, an Afghan German, was detained in Kabul in July and has since been questioned at the United States' Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, the officials say. They say he has told interrogators that while in the tribal areas of Pakistan he met with a senior Al Qaeda leader, Younis al Mauretani, who was planning multiple attacks on European countries that would be similar to the attack on Mumbai, India, in 2008.

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  1. dindy Sri lanka

    WELL WRITTEN REDMIST

    October 7, 2010 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. dindy Sri lanka

    people and security forces must work together in a situation like that.to prevent terrorists attacks. Also should avoid mass gatherings. And must use more security in Air ports.

    October 7, 2010 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  3. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    Do you see that these 360 degree truth of murderers and terrorists are from all over the globe and they come to Pakistan's tribal regions to train and plan attacks against the western world since now they have no safe haven in Afghanistan. Pakistan must pick up the slack militarily against these terrorists in south and north Waziristan!

    October 6, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • dindy Sri lanka

      DAN IN LAFAYETTE,IN WELL WRITTEN .....

      October 7, 2010 at 6:09 am | Report abuse |
  4. yukon

    At least his head is still attached not like the poor souls who had theirs hacked off after a "confession"

    October 6, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    I wonder if this Ahmad Sidiqi was tortured before he made his "confession".I guess we'll never know!

    October 6, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      I do i was his handler.

      October 6, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      Good grief Johndro,you must really get around! How much did they pay you to torture him as you so claim???

      October 6, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      Why would i take payment for something i enjoy?

      October 6, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |