WASHINGTON: US Attorney General Eric Holder said on Sunday that intelligence suggesting bombmakers from Yemen have teamed up in Syria is “more frightening than anything” he had seen before.
In an interview with ABC News, Holder called the alleged cooperation between expert bomb-makers in Yemen and jihadists fighting in Syria’s civil war a “deadly combination.”
ABC News, citing unidentified sources, said US intelligence suspects Yemeni bombmakers in Syria have designed an explosive device small enough to fit in a laptop computer.
“I think we are at a dangerous time,” Holder said, referring to the link-up of experts with technical know-how and “people who have this kind of fervor to give their lives.”
“It’s something that gives us really extreme, extreme concern,” he added in the interview broadcast on Sunday. “In some ways, it’s more frightening than anything I think I’ve seen as attorney general.”
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