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(CNN) – ISIS fighters captured on the battlefield in Iraq told Iraq interrogators of terror plots to attack subway systems in the U.S., says a CNN terrorism analyst.
But these fighters "are notorious for providing unreliable information. It's not clear whether they cross-checked this information. Perhaps they were making it up. Perhaps they were saying this under duress," says analyst Paul Cruickshank.
New York (CNN) - U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies have no indications of an ISIS terrorist plot against U.S. subway systems, two U.S. law enforcement officials told CNN on Thursday.
The officials were responding to media reports that Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told reporters at the United Nations on Thursday that his country's intelligence agency had uncovered an imminent ISIS plot against New York and Paris subway systems.
A senior administration official told CNN on Thursday that "no one in the U.S. government is aware of such a plot and it was not raised with us in our meetings with Iraqi officials" at the United Nations, including a meeting between al-Abadi, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry.