September 7, 2011 | Quote

Pakistan Army Arrests Al-Qaeda’s Global Operations Chief With U.S. Help

The army described Al-Mauritani as “al-Qaeda commander for external operations” who planned strikes at economic targets in the U.S. Europe and Australia and had considered attacks on oil pipelines, tankers and dams. He is more likely a member of a committee charged with conducting such operations, according to Bill Roggio, director of the U.S. monitoring group Long War Journal, citing American intelligence officials.