Our post Wednesday on the 11 Libyan airplanes stolen by Islamist radicals warned of the potential 9/11 terror attacks that could be carried out by suicide air-bombers. Since that report, photos have circulated online of Islamist rebels posing with some of the planes they seized when they overran the Tripoli airport. According to The Daily Mail, these fundamentalist fighters belong to a terrorist organization known as “Libyan Dawn.”
Also since the Washington Free Beacon first broke the story of the stolen jetliners and fears they could be used in a mass terror campaign, details have emerged about the possible targets of any attacks from the air:
Al Jazeera reported that the planes are now being held by a group called the Masked Men Brigade who plan to use them in terror attacks.
Moroccan military expert Abderrahmane Mekkaoui told Al Jazeera there is “credible intelligence” that the Masked Men Brigade “is plotting to use the planes in attacks on the Maghreb state’ on the 9/11 anniversary.”
The Washington Free Beacon reporter who has been on top of this developing story is Bill Gertz, who has a deep background in national security issues. Gertz appeared on Fox News’ Hannity program; and in the video clip above, you can see what he reveals about the airplanes now in the hands of terrorists.
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