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Al-Qaeda is likely to try again to use aircraft to attack the West, Whitehall officials have told the BBC.
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L to R) Tanvir Hussain, Abdulla Ahmed Ali and Assad Sarwar were found guilty
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Security correspondent Frank Gardner said they believed the airline bomb plot was part of al-Qaeda's "obsession" with using commercial airliners.

The warning comes after three British men were convicted of plotting to blow up flights from London to North America using bombs disguised as soft drinks.

Defence expert Michael Clarke agreed that al-Qaeda was "still plotting".

On Monday, Abdulla Ahmed Ali, 28, Tanvir Hussain, 28, and Assad Sarwar, 29, were found guilty at Woolwich Crown Court after the UK's largest ever counter-terrorism operation.

Their arrests in 2006 changed the face of air travel, prompting the introduction of restrictions on the carriage of liquids.

UK intelligence officers believe the plot was directed by al-Qaeda figures in Pakistan, including a British man - Rashid Rauf - from Birmingham, now thought to be dead.
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Prof Clarke, director of defence think tank the Royal United Services Institute, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that al-Qaeda was more "marginalised" now than in the past, but still posed a threat to the West.

"There's no doubt there are people in the tribal areas on the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan who have tried these plots," he said.

"There were four or five big plots and they've all come to light in the UK. They haven't worked, but they're still plotting."

Earlier, John McDowell, head of the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command, said security staff and police were racing against time when they foiled the plot.

He told the BBC the arrest of the men was "a relatively close thing".

"It's always a balancing act to try to acquire the necessary evidence while at the same time ensuring that public safety is your most important consideration," he said.

"So, we ran this as long as we could run it as a covert, proactive operation and we moved in at the time that we felt that the risks were too great."

The operation also had to be speeded up after alleged US pressure led to the arrest of Rauf in 2006.

Former US security chief Michael Chertoff's reaction

'Our UK 9/11'
Michael Chertoff, former US Homeland Securities Secretary, said Rauf "was the individual involved in essentially supervising the plot, although he was not someone who was going to take part in the actual attack itself".

Scotland Yard's former head of specialist operations, Andy Hayman, said securing the arrests from a "standing start" after Rauf's arrest was a "very difficult challenge".

He told the BBC: "We couldn't gamble with the prospect that if the cell we were watching was alerted by that arrest, then all the things we'd built up along with other colleagues from the security services would have been lost potentially."

Mr Hayman also said he believed they foiled "our UK 9/11".

At the time of his arrest, ringleader Ahmed Ali had identified seven US and Canada-bound flights to be blown up over the Atlantic within a two-and-a-half-hour period.

In a jihadist suicide video, he warned the British public to expect "floods of martyr operations" which would leave body parts scattered in the streets.
Abdulla Ahmed Ali, Tanvir Hussain and Assad Sarwar were arrested in August 2006. They were each accused of two charges of conspiracy to murder using home-made explosives.

All three were found guilty in an earlier trial of conspiracy to murder involving liquid bombs - but that jury could not decide whether their plans extended to detonating the devices on planes.

Now a second jury has decided that such a terror plot did exist.

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No surprise. They'll stop at nothing to mass murder. They can't get enough military casualties at once, so civvies are open game.

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Should I be surprised at this? Aircraft hijacking has proved successful at a pretty high rate so why wouldn't they do it again?

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No surprise. They'll stop at nothing to mass murder. They can't get enough military casualties at once, so civvies are open game.
Which pales in comparison to the civialian death numbers in Iraq.....
Really, is this a black and white world?
Not quite.

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Which pales in comparison to the civialian death numbers in Iraq.....
Really, is this a black and white world?
Not quite.
The middle east started it. We'll finish it.

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The middle east started it. We'll finish it.
Elaborate on that..... This is quickly turning into a anti Muslim site.

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Well thats one hell of a photo op.
Maybe if "freedom" meant having 100k troops occupying your country you wouldn't want that version of freedom either.

I can appreciate that anybody who attacks you needs to get their ass kicked, but pretending that the west hasn't been interfering in middle eastern politics for their own interests is ignorant.

There are a hundred reasons for that area to resent us, from supporting illegal Israeli policys to installing and supporting dictators. Even now, Afghanistans recent election is known to be a sham. But where is the outrage that we saw about the Iranian elections? There is none, because Afghanistans election results are the ones the US wanted, regardless of if they are legit or not. And thats whats its all about, not spreading freedom or democracy, about protecting your own interests.


Same old story, support the dictator until he gets overthrown, then wonder why the people of the country hate us.

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Elaborate on that..... This is quickly turning into a anti Muslim site.
Did i mention muslims. I'm pretty sure i didn't.

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