JABER AL-FAIFI’S INTEROGATION HELPPED TO FOIL MAILED BOMBS PLOT
US officials have suggested, based also on Jabr Al-Faifi’s information, that a Saudi bomb maker Ibrahim H. al-Asiri is the key suspect in last week attempt to send the parcel bombs from Yemen to the US (see- YEMENs Bombs Investigation).
After leaving Guantanamo, in 12/2006, with a group known as the “Batch 10”, Jabr Al-Faifi went through a rehabilitation program in Saudi Arabia and then rejoined Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen before turning himself in to Saudi authorities, AFP news agency reports.
Jabr Al-Faifi contacted Saudi government officials saying he wanted to return home and a handover was arranged through Yemen’s government, interior ministry spokesman General Mansour al-Turki said (it is possible that Jabr Al-Faifi was an informant for the Saudi intelligence already since his rehabilitation, in early 2007, and uncovering the parcels plot could expose him as an informant and put him in a severe risk on his life).
Meanwhile, Germany announced on Monday it was banning all passenger flights from Yemen, AFP reported.
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