Information found in Iraq led federal investigators to become suspicious of an Albany, N.Y., mosque leader, FOX News has learned.
Last summer, U.S. troops discovered Yassin Muhhiddin Aref’s name, telephone number and address in a book left behind in a vacated terrorist training camp, a U.S. official told FOX News. The book also revealed that Ansar al-Islam, the group running the camp, had given Aref a title: “the commander.” (emphasis mine)
No word on the location of this vacated terrorist training camp within Iraq, so we don’t know if it was in areas under Saddam’s control or not. In any event, this isn’t insignificant.
Of course, I remain very troubled that more intelligence involved in this sting operation is SO OLD. They’ve known about this since last summer, yet they only made their move now. Doesn’t the timing look a little suspicious?