Jihad in Europe update from the Telegraph, with thanks to Filtrat:
An Islamic terror cell has smuggled two surface-to-air missiles into Europe in a plot to shoot down planes at one of France’s main airports, it was claimed yesterday.
French and Algerian extremists with links to al-Qa’eda bought the Russian SA-18 Grouse missiles from Chechens in 2002 and smuggled them via Georgia and Turkey, according to French anti-terror sources quoted in Le Figaro.
Both missiles and several of the extremists are reportedly still at large.
French anti-terrorism investigators learned of the missile terror plan while interrogating a Jordanian al-Qa’eda operative close to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the head of the Islamic terror group in Iraq.
Adnan Muhammad Sadik, alias Abu Atiya, is now being held by the Jordanian authorities.
He is believed to have been al-Qa’eda’s chief in the Caucasus and responsible for training foreign “holy warriors” – many of whom returned to their countries of origin to set up sleeper cells.
According to Abu Atiya, one such group, the so-called “Chechen network”, returned to France with the missiles and chemical and biological agents such as botulin, ricin and cyanide.