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August 04, 2004

Senior Al Qaeda Leader Arrested in Britain, Suspected of Planning Attack on Heathrow Airport

Joshua Micah Marshall Charges Arrest "Suspiciously Timed" to "Distract" English Attention Away from Benny Hill Marathon on BBC3

If this is "suspicious timing," let us have more of it:

Police in Britain are holding a senior Al-Qaeda operative who was allegedly planning an attack on London's main Heathrow airport, major British newspapers reported.

In a front-page report, The Times said the man was arrested after a tip-off from Pakistani intelligence, which claimed that he was getting orders direct from Osama bin Laden "as head of Al-Qaeda operations in Britain".

It quoted Pakistani officals as saying that details about Heathrow -- the world's busiest international airport -- were found in the computer of an Al-Qaeda member arrested last month in Pakistan whose job it was to send coded messages to Al-Qaeda agents worldwide.

Update! Captain's Quarters points out that this arrest seems related to "dated intelligence" from last year.

What do you know? It seems that "dated intelligence" has its uses, eh?


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