Archive for Thursday, July 23, 2009

Feds: U.S. man gave al-Qaida subway info

July 23, 2009


— An American man charged with giving al-Qaida information on the New York transit system and attacking a U.S. military base in Afghanistan has been a secret witness in the fight against terror here and overseas, authorities revealed Wednesday.

His revelations have given counterterrorism investigators a rare look at the day-to-day operations of al-Qaida — from meetings of top terror officials to training with explosives — in the lawless region bordering Pakistan, which the U.S. military has struggled to penetrate, people familiar with the case said.


exhawktown 6 years, 4 months ago

"Vinas has worked as a truck driver and for the Long Island Rail Road, a major commuter rail line in and out of New York City. Public records indicate he lived with his father, Juan Vinas, in Patchogue, N.Y., and was a registered Democrat who voted in local elections in 2005."

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