UK-US airline bomb plottersPart of Al-Qaeda
|Center of Gravity||United Kingdom|
|Area of Operation||Pakistan|
|Goal||To bomb U.S.-bound airliners originating in the U.K.|
|Leader||Abu Obaidah al-Masri1|
|Narrative and Notes|
|Reliable||Twenty-four suspects were detained in London and elsewhere in England on Aug. 10, 2006, in connection with an alleged plot to blow up several airliners flying from the United Kingdom to the United States.|
One was quickly released.
Rashid Rauf was detained in Pakistan on Aug. 9, 2006. Several others were also detained in Pakistan.
Another suspect was arrested in the United Kingdom on Aug. 16, 2006.
|1'Official: Al-Zawahri frequented attacked school.' The Associated Press: Oct. 31, 2006.|
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