In an exclusive story based on internal al Qaeda documents, details of which were obtained by CNN. Hundreds of documents were discovered by German cryptologists embedded inside a pornographic movie on a memory card belonging to a suspected al Qaeda operative arrested last year in Berlin. The German newspaper Die Zeit first reported on the documents.
Tonight, CNN's Nic Robertson explains what's inside the documents, and what al Qaeda had hoped to do:
Future plots include the idea of seizing cruise ships and carrying out attacks in Europe similar to the gun attacks by Pakistani militants that paralyzed the Indian city of Mumbai in November 2008. Ten gunmen killed 164 people in that three-day rampage.
The complete story airs tonight at 7 p.m. on Erin Burnett OutFront.