AL QAEDA TARGETS NAVY
The latest issue of the al Qaeda magazine Resurgence calls on terrorists to attack U.S. Navy ships and bases as part of efforts to break what the group calls the U.S. stranglehold on the Muslim world.
“Attacks on the U.S. Navy are not in the realm of the impossible either,” the magazine stated in an article headlined “On Targeting the Achilles Heel of Western Economies.”
“Some targets, like Port Jebel Ali in Dubai, are too obvious to escape notice,” the article said. “While others, such as Camp Thunder Clove in Diego Garcia; Naval Support Activity in Juffair, Bahrain; and Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti may require a more complex effort to target.”
The report said an al Qaeda attack Sept. 6 in Karachi, Pakistan, involved a group of Islamist Pakistani naval officers working covertly with al Qaeda in an attempt to hijack a Pakistani navy frigate.
The plan was to use the warship to attack U.S. Navy ships in the Indian Ocean.