The bomb meant to murder 500 people by bringing down a plane flying from Sydney to Abu Dhabi was allegedly to be hidden inside a barbie doll.
Lebanon’s interior minister Nouhad Machnouk told Saudi Arabian television that his country’s security officials uncovered the plot, Sky News reported.
Police previously thought the bomb was be concealed inside a meat grinder, but was never checked onto Etihad Airways flight EY451 on June 15 because it was too heavy.
The bomb meant to murder 500 people by bringing down an airline flying from Sydney to Abu Dhabi was to be hidden inside a barbie doll
Plotters including three Lebanese-Australian brothers allegedly planned to sneak the bomb on to the plane in the luggage of an unwitting fourth brother.
Khaled Khayat, 49, and Mahmoud Khayat, 32, were charged following terror raids in Sydney on July 29, and two other were arrested by released.
Mr Machnouk claimed another brother, presumed to be ISIS terrorist Tarek Khayat, was in custody in Lebanon, and a fourth was holed up with fellow jihadists in Raqqa.
Tarek allegedly put the pair in contact with a dangerous ISIS heavyweight known as ‘The Controller’ in April.
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