Detroit Christmas Day 'underwear bomber' confirmed dead
Detroit Christmas Day 'underwear bomber' confirmed dead
Trump confirms Al Qaeda bomb maker linked to Detroit’s ‘underwear bomb’ is dead
12 October, 2019, 21:47
The White Home stated al-Asiri was additionally chargeable for a disrupted printer cartridge bomb plot in 2010 that sought to explode a cargo airplane over the jap US.
The Associated Press reported in 2018 that al-Siri and several associates had been killed in a USA drone attack in the governante of Marib in eastern Yemen, citing tribal leaders and al-Qaeda-linked sources.
President Trump on Thursday confirmed for the first time that Ibrahim al-Asiri, a senior al Qaeda bomb maker tied to the Christmas Day "underwear" plot from a decade ago, was killed in 2017 during a counterterrorism operation in Yemen.
It did not say why Trump is confirming al-Asiri's death now.
Trump's statement provided no details on the operation in which he was killed.
"The United States will continue to hunt down terrorists like al-Asiri until they no longer pose a threat to our great Nation", Trump said in a statement.
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Al-Asiri created a more refined underwear bomb for a foiled attempt to target another airline in 2012, according to the White House.
Al-Asiri is believed to have masterminded the attempted Christmas Day, 2009, bombing of a passenger jet flying from Amsterdam to Detroit.
His specialty was making bombs that were small enough to get past security at airports.
Abdulmutallab, a native of Nigeria, pleaded guilty to eight charges filed against him and was sentenced to four consecutive life sentences, plus 50 years in prison.
Al-Asiri was born in 1982 in Saudi Arabia to a military family and has been accused of recruiting his younger brother, Abdulla, as a suicide bomber for a failed 2009 attack on Prince Mohammed bin Nayef of Saudi Arabia.
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