On the Tuesday, May 8 edition of Amanpour, anchor Christiane Amanpour interviewed Ali Soufan, former FBI counterterrorism agent on the foiled bomb plot that is attributed to Al Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula. Soufan considers the intelligence gleaned from this plot to be linked to the drone attacks in southern Yemen which killed Fahd Mohammed Ahmed Quso, who had been one of the terrorist bombing planners of the U.S.S. Cole in 2000.
This is part of Soufan's briefing with Amanpour: FULL POST
A year since the death of Osama bin Laden, CNN has gained access to documents that outline al Qaeda's inner workings, including details of high-profile plots and attacks.
Journalists from the network – including CNN's senior international correspondent Nic Robertson – have viewed one of a total of 141 documents found following the arrest of two al Qaeda operates. The arrests, which were made by German intelligence operatives, took place in Europe in the days following the death of Osama bin Laden last year.