Terror organization Al Qaida is reviving due to the decline of ISIS. That is what the British Secretary of Security, Ben Wallace, says in an interview with The Sunday Times. He warns that the organization is planning new attacks in Europe with passenger planes as a main supposed targets. Airports are also among the targets.
The terror organization, founded by Osama Bin Laden and responsible for the attacks of September 11 in New York, has found a second breath since the demise of ISIS. “Al-Qaida is alive again and they have organized themselves again. They focus their eyes on Europe and they have developed new methods. The goal is still for more air strikes, “Ben Wallace told The Sunday Times.
“Al Qaida was waiting quietly in a corner while ISIS became the leading terrorist organization. But they have not gone away. They have continued to exist and have reorganized their entire organization. We see Al Qaida appear again in places that we thought were long inactive. “
Their target would once again be Europe and the terrorist organization would aim at passenger planes and airports. Since the attacks of 11 September, the security measures at airports worldwide have become draconian, but that does not stop them from warning the minister.
“But they have discovered other ways to get bombs on the planes. If they do not succeed in the usual way, they try to use loopholes. “He does not specify what those loopholes are. “In 2019 we must be very alert towards al-Qaida. Their ambition with regard to aviation is real”.
According to Wallace, the British security services have spent almost 28 million euros on a research program to protect passenger aircraft against new types of explosives.