French Intelligence Services Expose Al Qaeda Terror Plot

A general view of the Eiffel tower and La Defense business district skyline in the background as warm and sunny weather continues in France. (PHOTO CREDIT: Reuters)
A general view of the Eiffel tower and La Defense business district skyline in the background as warm and sunny weather continues in France. (PHOTO CREDIT: Reuters)

The French intelligence services say they have uncovered a plot by jihadists to blow up the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and even a nuclear plant in France last summer.

Details of the plan were hidden in encrypted messages between an Algerian butcher living in south-east France and a high ranking officer from Al Qaeda.

This comes before the French government set out the parameters of new surveillance legislation giving them powers to monitor jihadist websites.

SOURCE: BBC
Christian Fraser