Saudi Arabia's intelligence agency and the CIA have used an informant to infiltrate an Al-Qaeda cell in Yemen and hand over a new bomb purportedly designed to slip through airport security.
(LA TIMES) LOS ANGELES - U.S. officials Tuesday described an operation in which Saudi Arabia's intelligence agency, working closely with the CIA, used an informant to pose as a would-be suicide bomber. His job was to persuade Al Qaeda bomb makers in Yemen to give him the bomb.
After weeks operating undercover in Yemen, the double agent arranged to deliver the device and a trove of vital intelligence to U.S. and other authorities waiting in another country, officials said. He is now safely out of Yemen.