Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Al-Qaeda Terrorists Wanted To Attack US Convoys in Kuwait

The Kuwaiti Times reports that the al-Qaeda terrorist cell in Kuwait that was virtually destroyed in pitched battles with Kuwaiti police in January, planned to attack American military convoys traveling to Iraq.
A press report, confirmed by the Interior Ministry, said members of the group confessed they intended to pack trucks that sell ice-cream and snacks along highways with explosives to blow up US military convoys traveling to Iraq.
Captured cell members had admitted earlier that their plans, based on orders from terrorists in Iraq, included kidnapping American civilian contractors and US military personnel. The hostages would then be murdered on camera and the videotapes uploaded to the internet.

Kuwaiti authorities have killed or captured all but two of the 24 members of the al-Qaeda cell.