Submitted by ub on Thu, 09/25/2014 - 14:53

The prime minister of Iraq says intelligence forces claim credible information has been uncovered about imminent plots by the Islamic State to launch attacks on subway systems in New York City and Paris.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told reporters at a meeting of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly that officials were made aware of these plots, but noted that they had not yet been thwarted.

Meanwhile, commuters have few options other than the subway system, as New York City gridlock hits a new level. Even veteran commuters and experienced taxi drivers can not find routes to avoid the growing traffic mess.

There have been 16 known terrorist plots against New York City since September 11, 2001.

Islamic State plans subway attacks in U.S. and Paris: Iraqi PM via @reuters

Slate of events, dignitaries, security clog NYC streets via @usatoday

De Blasio, Bratton address ISIS subway threat via @nypost

ISIS plot against subways in U.S., Paris not 'confirmed,' Obama administration says