Bomb suspect flips on cleric

2010-02-05 10:17

Washington - A US law enforcement official says the Nigerian suspect in the failed Christmas Day airliner attack has given up intelligence about a radical Muslim cleric hiding in Yemen.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab has been co-operating with the FBI. He has provided information about Anwar al-Awlaki, a US-born cleric who has emerged as a prominent al-Qaeda recruiter. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing investigation.

Abdulmutallab's co-operation against al-Awlaki could provide fresh clues for authorities trying to capture or kill him in the remote mountains of Yemen. Al-Awlaki has been linked to the September 11 hijackers, the Fort Hood shootings and the botched US airliner bombing attempt.

  • Get Real - 2010-02-05 10:44

    Get real guys. If this guy was co operating I am sure that the security forces in the uS would divulge what he is saying and who he is blabbing on.

  • ENOUGH - 2010-02-05 11:36

    Oh my word, enough already. The world is still waiting to see the proof of the weapons of mass destruction. Where is Al-Quaeeda and is it really so hard to find usama when the Bush clan are friends, move in the same social circles as the Bin Ladens. Where have had many world catastrophes - the Americas ARE NOT more important than the other world populations.

  • fandash - 2010-02-05 12:04

    The oldest trick in the book. When your detainee clams up you go public with this sort of crap to discredit him and to get the opponents talking from where you can intercept their communications. It gets more than just the prime target moving. Do they honestly think they are dealing with fools.

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