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Lockheed Chief Targeted By Al-Qaida, Says Witness

June 01 2011


A witness in a Chicago terrorism trial says that Al-Qaida once planned to kill the head of Lockheed Martin because the company built unmanned aircraft for anti-militant operations, Agence France-Presse reports.

Ilyas Kashmiri, the commander of the Pakistani-based terrorist organization Harakat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (HUJI), plotted to kill the Lockheed Martin executive "because he was making drones," David Coleman Headley testified.

Kashmiri is also believed to be a senior member...

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