Leaked Documents Describe Al Qaeda Plots Against U.S.
Classified military files obtained by the WikiLeaks website reveal a range of potential Al Qaeda plots against the United States, including post-9/11 aircraft attacks on the West Coast, The New York Times reported Monday.
The schemes -- none of which were executed -- are described in U.S. military assessments of terrorism suspects being held at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Those detainees include Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks.
One of the dossiers described by the Times concerns Saifullah Paracha, a New York travel agent for years who allegedly worked with Mohammed on plots to follow up on the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. One plan suggested by Paracha involved smuggling plastic explosives in shipments of clothing bound for the U.S., the Times reported...
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