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April 29, 2004

al-Qaeda Snuffed in Jordan

If this wasn't real life, I say al-Qaeda ripped off the A-Team.

For months, the gang had been working on the plan. Hiding out in safe houses in the Jordanian capital, Amman, they bought cars and vans to carry the bombs, took over blacksmiths’ shops to build the battering rams and set to work manufacturing the 20 tons of chemical explosives they would need for the attack.

The plan was simple and devastating. They would drive the vehicles loaded with chemicals and explosives into Jordanian and American targets in the capital. The blast would spread chemicals across a two-kilometre area. It would kill up to 80,000 people and injure maybe 160,000 more. The poisonous fumes would cause physical deformities and attack the lungs and eyes. It was to be al-Qaeda’s first chemical attack.

"How al-Qaeda Plotted to Kill 80,000 in Jordan"

Posted by Sean Hackbarth in Terrorism at 09:17 PM | Comments (1)