Al-Qaeda claims failed attack on
Al-Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula says that the failed attack Friday on a u.s. passenger plane that flew from Schiphol to Detroit, was retaliation for a u.s. attack on the group in Yemen. This allows the regional branch of the terrorist network Monday on a Web site.
The movement claims the 23-year-old Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to have with a "technically advanced instrument", but that the Center failed due to a technical defect. In the statement the offender identified as Umar Farouk al-Nigiri (the Nigerian). The statement is a photograph of the Nigerian suspect.
Al-Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula in the statement further calls for killing of employees of Western embassies in the region.
Al-Qaeda on the Arabian peninsula is a branch of al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia and Yemen. In the latter country, where the Central Government virtually powerless, would have followed a terror training Abdulmutallab. The Yemeni army is trying to combat the jihadists recently providing the help of the United States, according to the associated press.
The Yemeni air force carried out a bombing last week in a southern province, where the Board of al-Qaeda on the Arabian peninsula would be a meeting. The Yemeni Minister of State for defence has stated that Yemen was aided by us intelligence services. Certainly by the attack came thirty people, including possibly the leader of al-Qaeda on the Arabian peninsula and his Deputy.
Also the radical cleric Anwar al-Aulaqi would be among the dead. He accompanied, among others, the Palestinian-American army major Nidal Malik Hasan, which ravaged a massacre last month on an army base in Texas.