Breaking: NYC Terror Plot Revealed
Report: FBI Used Web to Break Up NYC Terror Plot - headline via Fox News
WASHINGTON — FBI agents disrupted a terrorist plot to attack New York City's transportation system after monitoring Internet chat rooms used by foreign extremists, law enforcement officials said Friday.
"We have disrupted a terrorist network that was in the planning stages of an attack," said a statement released jointly at midmorning by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security. The statement said the investigation "ongoing." [read more]
"Hammoud is a member of Al Qaeda and he confessed to this (plot) information frankly and without coercion," the Lebanese security official said.
Via New York Daily News:
The FBI has uncovered what officials consider a serious plot by jihadists to bomb the Holland Tunnel in hopes of causing a torrent of water to deluge lower Manhattan, the Daily News has learned.
The terrorists sought to drown the Financial District as New Orleans was by Hurricane Katrina, sources said. They also wanted to attack subways and other tunnels.
Counterterrorism officials are alarmed by the "lone wolf" terror plot because they allegedly got a pledge of financial and tactical support from Jordanian associates of top terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi before he was killed in Iraq, a counterterrorism source told The News. [read more]
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