Al-Qaida operative arrested in Lebanon in alleged N.Y. terror plot
The Associated Press
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanese authorities, in coordination with U.S. law enforcement agencies, have arrested a Lebanese al-Qaida operative who admitted to plotting a terror attack in New York City, a senior security official in Lebanon said Friday.
The senior official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, said the arrest of the operative was made a month ago. The suspect was identified as Amir Andalousli, but his real name is as Assem Hammoud, a Beirut native, the official said.
A Lebanese government official also confirmed an arrest of an Amir Andalousli was made, but gave no details.
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