Officials: Al-Qaida bomber was CIA informant
POSTED: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 10:30pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 10:44pm
WASHINGTON— The CIA had al-Qaida fooled from the beginning.
Last month, U.S. intelligence learned that al-Qaida's Yemen branch hoped to launch a spectacular attack using a new, nearly undetectable bomb aboard an airliner bound for America, officials say.
But the man the terrorists were counting on to carry out the attack was actually working for the CIA and Saudi intelligence, U.S. and Yemeni officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
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