British Jihad Update from CNN: “U.S.: ‘Do your attacks now’ message triggered arrests”
WASHINGTON (CNN) — Suspects in an alleged plot to blow up trans-Atlantic flights received a message within the last three days in which they were advised, “Do your attacks now,” according to U.S. sources.
The message, which was intercepted and decoded, was part of the reason authorities in Britain decided that an attack was imminent, possibly just a few days to a week away, according to an unclassified security memo sent to law enforcement agencies Friday
by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Police also noticed increased Internet communication, and two men under surveillance had dropped out of sight, the memo said.
A British official said Friday that the “go ahead” message originated with an operative in Pakistan.