UK US Airline Plot Fast Facts


let’s see here Terrorist plot to blow up flight to US in 2006 It originated in England.

It is believed that the terrorists planned to carry peroxide-based explosives in their carry-on bags in liquid or gel/lotion form. Explosives are hidden in common items such as toothpaste and shampoo bottles. Apart from that, the explosive trigger is hidden in his MP3 player or mobile phone. Once on board, Plotter combines the two to detonate the bomb.

The attack was a simultaneous suicide bomber aboard a plane flying over the Atlantic Ocean, giving the pilot nowhere to land.

U.S. officials said the conspiracy targeted up to 10 flights including Continental, United, British Airways and American Airlines to New York, Washington DC and California.

From August 10, 2006 British police have announced that 24 people have been arrested in the UK for allegedly plotting to blow up a US-bound airliner. The plan was to smuggle liquid explosives onto his 10 jetliners bound for airports in New York, Washington DC and California.

From August 21, 2006 Deputy Police Commissioner Peter Clarke and Head Crown Prosecutor’s Counter-Terrorism Division Susan Hemming have announced indictments against 11 people in connection with the bomb plot. Two were charged with failing to disclose information about terrorist plots, one was charged with possessing materials believed to have been used for terrorist purposes, and eight were charged with conspiring to kill and preparing terrorist acts. was indicted on Eight are:

– Abdullah Ahmed Ali aka “Abdullah Ali Ahmed Khan”
Mohammed Gurzer
– Tanvir Hussein
– Umar Islam, aka “Brian Young”
– Arafat Waheed Khan
– Asad Ali Sawar
– Ibrahim Savant
– Waheed Zaman

From November 5, 2007 One of the original suspects, Adel Yahya, has admitted to helping gather information about the bomb’s construction. Yahya said he was sentenced to six years and nine months and would be eligible for release after serving 22 months.

From April 2, 2008 The trial of eight men charged with conspiracy begins.

September 8, 2008 – Ali, Sarwar and Hussain were convicted of conspiracy to murder. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on the charge of endangering the aircraft. Ali, Sarwar and Hussain had previously pleaded guilty to conspiring to cause the explosion. Another defendant, Garzar, was acquitted and the jury was unable to deliver a verdict on his four, Islam, Saban, Khan and Zaman.

From September 7, 2009 In a retrial, Hussein, Ali and Sawar were found guilty of planning to blow up a transatlantic airliner with liquid explosives. A fourth man, Islam, was convicted of murder conspiracy. This is another charge that is not clearly linked to airlines. Savant, Khan and Zaman were acquitted of conspiracy to kill by blowing up a transatlantic plane, but the jury was unsure whether to convict the men conspiring to kill an unknown person.

From September 14, 2009 Sentence is handed down to three men convicted of conspiracy. Hussein gets 32 years in prison, Ali his 40 and Sawar he gets 36 years.

From December 9, 2009 Adam Khatib was found guilty of planning with Ali to carry out the attack. He is sentenced to 40 years in prison. Convicted of lesser charges in the plot are Mohammed Shamin Uddin and Nabeel Hussain. Hussein was sentenced to his 8 years in prison, Uddin he was sentenced to 15 months.

From July 8, 2010 After the third trial, Savant, Khan and Zaman were found guilty of conspiracy to murder an unknown person. They are sentenced to a minimum of 20 years in prison.

From August 21, 2011 The National Geographic Channel is airing the documentary “The Liquid Bomb Plot.” Former CIA Director Michael Hayden was interviewed, revealing that the US forced the British to proceed with the arrest ahead of schedule. In August 2006, Hayden secretly traveled to Pakistan to meet with intelligence agencies. During his travels, Rashid Rauf, one of his main operatives in the conspiracy, was arrested, and British forces forced a mass arrest of him on 10 August.

From April 30, 2012 Internal al-Qaeda documents reveal new details of a 2006 plan to use liquid explosives to bring down a plane, including the level of al-Qaeda’s technical expertise, according to US officials.


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