Friday, December 19, 2003

The Swiss?

The Swiss have discovered several Al-Qaeda cells that were preparing to attack in Saudi Arabia:

Swiss security forces have uncovered a number of Al-Qaeda cells planning terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia, Al-Watan Arabic daily reported yesterday quoting Swiss judicial sources.

The Swiss authorities were alerted to the terrorist cells while tapping telephone conversations of Khaled Sheikh Muhammad, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks. Khaled Sheikh was arrested in Pakistan last March and has been extradited to the US.

“Investigations identified telephone numbers of incoming and outgoing calls from Khaled Sheikh’s phone,” the paper said, adding the Al-Qaeda operative used dozens of cell phones until September 2002.

Swiss intelligence knows about Al-Qaeda cells, some of them operating in Asia, who are preparing to carry out explosions in the Kingdom, the paper said.


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