Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi stated today that his country’s Intelligence uncovered a plot by foreign fighters of ISIS to attack US and Paris subway systems. Coming on the heels of news that some American’s fighting with ISIS/ISIL are already back in the country, this is especially troubling.
Iraq’s prime minister said Thursday his country’s intelligence operation has uncovered a plot for an imminent attack on subway systems in the United States and Paris.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he was told of the plot by Baghdad, and that it was the work of foreign fighters of the Islamic State group in Iraq. Asked if the attacks were imminent, he said, “Yes.”
Asked if the attacks had been thwarted, he said, “No.” Al-Abadi said the United States had been alerted.
He made the remarks at a meeting with journalists on the sidelines of a gathering of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly.
In addition to the brutality that the Islamic State has visited on the people of Iraq and Syria, Western leaders have voiced concern that the group would take its terror operations outside the region.
A US-led coalition started airstrikes inside Syria on Monday, expanding weeks of attacks by the United States on Islamic State targets in Iraq.
Perhaps Obama may want to take a page out of UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s playbook and seize the passports of any returning jihadists, and rethink the non-existent security at the border.