Plot to Release Poison Gas via Toy Planes Foiled
FIVE ARRESTED AFTER WORKSHOPS, TOYS UNCOVERED IN IRAQ
NEWSER) – Iraqi authorities say they have arrested five men who were manufacturing sarin and mustard gas, which they planned to release via remote-controlled toy planes, reports the BBC. They also planned to smuggle the chemicals into Europe and North America and strike targets there. The men confessed to the plot, and said they were making the gases using instructions from an al-Qaeda offshoot.
Iraq’s defense minister says three chemical workshops were uncovered, with the toy planes found inside. The plan was to target Shiite Muslim pilgrims visiting a shrine in Baghdad, reports Businessweek.
Al Qaeda plot to use toy planes in chemical attack foiled, Iraqi officials say
Published June 02, 2013 FoxNews.com
The attacks could have possibly been carried out by remote-controlled toy planes, which were seized at two workshops in Baghdad, the BBC reports.
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