is advising law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for
terrorists who may be plotting to use fuel tankers in attacks
against Jewish neighborhoods and synagogues, a federal law enforcement
official said, as reported by AP.
who asked not to be identified, said the warning was sent out
to local police agencies June 21.
official, also speaking on grounds of anonymity, said the warning
was not based on a specific threat, but on interviews with captured
al-Qaida and Taliban fighters who indicated such a plot had been
discussed. The interviews did not reveal a target city or time,
this official said.
if unconfirmed, we analyze incoming information as quickly as
possible and if we think there is any chance it could be helpful,
we make the decision to send it,'' one official said.
said the advisory was sent across the National Law Enforcement
Telecommunications System, an electronic system that allows the
FBI to send alerts or messages to police in all 50 states simultaneously.
Security office approved the message before it was sent, according
to the official. The FBI's 56 field offices also were made aware
of the advisory.