C.I.A Suicide Bomber May Have Been Jordan Spy
January 4, 2010
Afghanistan (ChattahBox) – A suicide bomber that killed seven C.I.A. agents and a Jordanian intelligence official last month may have been a spy that the agencies believed had been turned against al Qaeda.
The man has not been officially confirmed or named by either Jordanian or American officials, but two sources have given the man an identity.
A source connected to al Qaeda has said that he is a physician from the Jordan region, named Humam Khalil Mohammed. He was identified by Al Jazeera as Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi.
It is believed that he was a spy that his handler, Jordan intelligence agent Capt. Sharif Ali bin Zeid, thought had turned sides.
Zeid was the eighth person killed in the attack.
Because he had been vouched for as an important person for intelligence purposes the man was not properly searched when he turned up for a C.I.A meeting packed with explosives.