Iran, al Qaeda teaming up to attack Europe?
London: There are growing fears that the core leadership of Iran and of the terror network al Qaeda is planning a spectacular attack against the West.
According to Sky News, such an attack could possibly take place in Europe, and would be in revenge for the killing of Osama bin Laden by the US last year.
Sky News reports that Iran has been supplying al Qaeda with training in the use of advanced explosives, providing some funding and a safe haven as part of a deal first worked out in 2009 which has now led to "operational capacity".
Although some Western intelligence agencies remain sceptical about an “alliance” between Iran and al Qaeda, the United States has become so concerned about the close relationship that late last year it issued a USD 10 million reward for information leading to the whereabouts of a Syrian al Qaeda leader in Iran, Ezedin Abdel Aziz Khalil, better known as Yasin al Suri.
Sky News reports that Iran has reacted to the publication of al Suri`s name by taking him into "protective custody".
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Will Akhilesh-Rahul alliance be able to trump BJP in UP elections?
- Arms case: Salman Khan acquitted by Jodhpur court
- Raisina Dialogue 2017: Pakistan must walk away from terror, says PM Modi
- J&K: LeT militant gunned down by security forces in Bandipora
- Etah: School bus collides with truck, several children killed
- World's 30 most dynamic cities: Check out the full list
- China State TV said that its troops can reach New Delhi in 48 hours in war scenario; Indians slay it with their replies
- WATCH: Kieron Pollard's incredible one-handed six demoralises Fawad Ahmed
- IND vs ENG, 2nd ODI: Yuvraj Singh silences critics with 14th ODI hundred, fourth against England — WATCH
- Bengaluru pips Silicon Valley to become world's most dynamic city