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Faris scouts Brooklyn Bridge

Part of Al-Qaeda targets Brooklyn Bridge and trains

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
LocationBrooklyn Bridge, New York, New York, United States
Time Late 2002
ParticipantsIyman Faris1
Narrative and Notes
ReliableIyman Faris traveled to New York and scouted the bridge as a target for possible attack. He determined it was unlikely he would be able to cut the suspension cables given the bridge's size and security, and transmitted a message to his al-Qaeda handler in early 2003 to this effect.1
1United States vs. Iyman Faris, indictment.
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