Authorities have thwarted an ISIS plot to assassinate former President George W. Bush.
The FBI has arrested the primary suspect. Agents apprehended the suspect, Shihab Ahmed Shihab — an Iraqi national — earlier this afternoon.
The Hill reports on the latest developments from the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force:
According to the charging documents, Shihab reportedly planned to smuggle four Iraqi foreign nationals into the United States for the purpose of killing the former president in an operation titled “Operation Iraqi Freedom.”
The DOJ added that he allegedly planned to smuggle the four foreigners out of the United States via the U.S./Mexico border after they carried out the assassination. The purpose of the assassination plot was to kill the former president in “retaliation for Iraqi deaths.”
Shihab entered the United States on a visitor visa in September 2020 and later applied for asylum, the criminal complaint added.
The alleged plot was uncovered after the suspect revealed information about his plans and asked a confidential FBI source to “obtain replica or fraudulent police and/or FBI identifications and badges” that would be used in the assassination, the affidavit in support of the criminal complaint said.
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