The United States used an informant as a double agent to infiltrate a bombing plot orchestrated by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, a law enforcement source told CNN.
The informant also provided information that aided a CIA drone strike last weekend against a top operative for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the source said.
News about the airline bombing plot became public on Monday, about two weeks after U.S. intelligence agents thwarted the plot with the help of a tip from Saudi Arabia, a source familiar with the operation said.
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