A British terror suspect killed in a drone strike in Pakistan last month was being groomed to head a new Al-Qaeda splinter group in Britain tasked with attacking Europe, the BBC reported Tuesday.
It was the latest twist in a reported plot uncovered by Western intelligence agencies to launch simultaneous commando-style raids on high-profile targets in Britain, France and Germany.
Abdul Jabbar, a British citizen living in Pakistan, was being prepared to lead the new group which was to be called the Islamic Army of Great Britain, the BBC said, citing a senior security source overseas.
Intelligence agencies monitored a meeting of 300 militants three months ago in North Waziristan, part of Pakistan’s tribal areas, attended by Jabbar and members of the Taliban and Al-Qaeda, said the BBC.
At this gathering, Jabbar was put forward as leader of the new group which was given the task of organising Mumbai-style attacks in Britain, France and Germany, the source told the British broadcaster.
Intelligence from the meeting led to the drone attack on September 8 which killed Jabbar and three others, said the BBC.
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