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2006-08-10 18:27:48

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The plot foiled by Britain to blow up U.S.-bound flights would have been a disaster on the same scale as the September 11 attacks that killed almost 3,000 people, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said on Thursday. The suspected plotters were "a couple days from a test, and a few days from doing it," according to a U.S. intelligence official. Chertoff said the plan would have involved coordinated multiple suicide bombings....

2006-08-10 16:52:58

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent BERLIN (Reuters) - A plot to blow up several airliners flying between Britain and the United States highlights militants' long-held obsession with planes and their hunger for a mega-attack to eclipse September 11. Uncovered by British police and intelligence, the plot triggered the highest security alerts on both sides of the Atlantic since the 2001 attacks. Washington said the operation was in some ways suggestive of al Qaeda, which...

2006-08-10 11:05:29

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent BERLIN (Reuters) - A plot to blow up several airliners flying between Britain and the United States highlights militants' long-held obsession with planes and their hunger for a mega-attack to eclipse September 11. Uncovered by British police and intelligence, the plot triggered the highest security alerts on both sides of the Atlantic since the 2001 attacks. Washington said the operation was in some ways suggestive of al Qaeda, which...

2006-06-22 20:17:56

MIAMI (Reuters) - The FBI arrested seven people in the past two days suspected of planning attacks on FBI offices and a federal building in Miami and the Sears Tower in Chicago, a law enforcement source said on Thursday. The source, elaborating on a statement on the operation from Florida authorities, said the suspects had thought they were dealing with the international al Qaeda group but had been infiltrated by a U.S. government informant. "In the past couple of days, the U.S....

2005-09-21 17:34:08

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican chairman of the Senate judiciary committee accused the Pentagon on Wednesday of stonewalling an inquiry into claims that the U.S. military identified four September 11 hijackers more than a year before the 2001 attacks. The Defense Department barred several witnesses from testifying at a judiciary committee hearing and instead sent a top-level official who could provide little information on al Qaeda-related intelligence...


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