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Disrupted Heathrow Airport Plot

Disrupted Terrorist Plotting

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Center of GravityLondon, United Kingdom
Plot Started 2003
Plot Ended 20031
ConnectedKhalid Shaikh Mohammed (Operational Commander) 1
Narrative and Notes
ReliableIn 2003, the United States and allies disrupted a plot to attack Heathrow with hijacked airliners. Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was plotting the attack.
1'Summary of The High Value Terrorist Detainee Program,' press release, Director of National Intelligence, Sept. 6, 2006.
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