April 22, 2013

Canada: Major Terror Plot (Perps: Chiheb Esseghaier & Raed Jaser) Thwarted
Bumped: Perps Were Receiving Support From Elements of Al Qaeda In Iran
Targeted U.S. Train

I am hearing NYC may have been one of their targets.

Developing

Canadian police and intelligence agencies will announce later today they have thwarted a plot to carry out a major terrorist attack, arresting two suspects in Montreal and Toronto, CBC News has learned.

Highly placed sources tell CBC News the alleged plotters have been under surveillance for more than a year in Quebec and southern Ontario.

The arrests Monday morning were co-ordinated and executed by a special joint task force of RCMP and CSIS anti-terrorism units, combined with provincial and municipal police forces in Ontario and Quebec.

The RCMP are expected to hold a press conference Monday afternoon to announce the arrests and provide details of the alleged plot, and give an overview of the extensive police and intelligence operation.

Law enforcement officials say the terror suspects arrested today have no connection to the two brothers accused of last week's Boston Marathon bombings.

Expect updates

Update: Press conference is still on but this is what we have learned so far

The two suspects in an alleged terror plot in Canada, Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser, are accused of conspiring to murder people on a VIA train, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said. The RCMP said that while the suspects had the capacity to carry out an attack, the public was never in imminent danger.
It was previously stated in the presser that this was a al-Qaeda supported plot.

UPDATE: Presser -- The perps were receiving support from elements of al-Qaeda in Iran.

UPDATE by Rusty: The plot was against a train traveling between Toronto and the U.S.

UPDATE by SH: Al-Qaeda in Iran leader is reportedly Muhsin al-Fadhli. Early last year he replaced Yasin al Suri. I guess Suri was bringing to much attention to the group. Ooops

UPDATE here

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