Counterterrorism expert says Palestinian ally of bin Laden unwittingly revealed 2002 plan to kill hundreds at nightclubs, enabling thwarting of attacks ‘at the last moment’

TIMES OF ISRAEL
Al-Qaeda plotted multiple terror attacks in Israel after 9/11, FBI agent says
by Staff
September 4, 2021

Al-Qaeda planned to carry out massive terrorist attacks on Israeli nightclubs in 2002 and was in the final stages of the plan, but was thwarted with the help of United States intelligence operatives, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation researcher has said. Ali Soufan, who with other agents had monitored al-Qaeda for the FBI both before the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center in 2001 and afterward, told Israel’s Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper on Friday that the details of the nightclub attacks plot had previously been blocked for publication by the Central Intelligence Agency and has only now been cleared for publication. READ MORE

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