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Officials: Al-Qaida bomber was CIA informant

Officials: Al-Qaida bomber was CIA informant
The Houston Chronicle

POSTED: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 11:30pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 11:44pm

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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