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Qaeda planned strikes on California after 9/11

world Updated: Apr 27, 2011 00:59 IST

Classified military files obtained by the WikiLeaks reveal a range of potential al Qaeda plots against the United States, including post-9/11 aircraft attacks on the West Coast, The New York Times reported Monday.

The schemes - none of which were executed - are described in United States military assessments of terrorism suspects being held at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

One of the dossiers described by the Times concerns Saifullah Paracha, a New York travel agent for years who allegedly worked with Mohammed on plots to follow up on the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Another plan suggested by Paracha involved smuggling plastic explosives in shipments of clothing bound for the US.